It’s time for another Food Blogger’s Challenge recipe! This week the challenge food was CHOCOLATE! What fun, right? I wasn’t sure what I wanted to try and then I had two ripe bananas staring at me and knew I would use them since the two flavors pair so well together. I decided I wanted a cookie so I experimented.
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To make the cookies:
Preheat the oven to 350°
Prepare your cookie sheets – grease them or have parchment or silpat mats.
Cream together the sugars and butter.
Add in the egg, bananas and vanilla.
It looks a little icky at this point but don’t worry….
Mix in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt just until blended.
Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. It’s a gloopy dough.
Drop onto the prepared cookie sheets – I use a small scoop but you can also use two spoons.
Flatten out the dough balls as they will not settle while cooking.
Bake for 12 minutes and cool on a rack. Yes they do look a bit like mini cow pies but hey – it was the first time I tried this and didn’t know what I was going to get. It’s all part of recipe making.
So now, dust them with powdered sugar and it’s a whole new cookie!
I really liked them. They are not too sweet and the banana flavor comes through quite strongly.
They are a very soft, cake like cookie and the nuts add a touch of crunch and help to bring an additional flavor dimension. The chips add another layer of chocolate.
Not bad for an off the cuff experiment!
Be sure to check out all of the other great chocolate recipes from the other food bloggers in the challenge!