First off, I’m not dead or disappeared or buried in concrete somewhere. I had a change of physical address — the Roommate and I have temporarily taken up residence with my sister and aunt in Taylor while we find jobs (the Roommate found a job already, and I have an interview on Friday for a TA job at a Montessori school). So now we’re living in a house — four women, three cats, and two dogs, and I’ve been cooking up a storm. I just haven’t fixed anything yet that’s been quite Geek Girl worthy (or anything I haven’t already posted here). There was one thing, but don’t worry. I’ll be making it again and I think that’ll be posted — a nice savory pasta dish. Yum.
But today, I’m posting an adaptation of the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that I decided to try.
When you buy bananas, do you always manage to eat them all, or do you, like we do, wind up with at least two bananas that become too brown to just eat? Well, I always wind up making either banana bread or banana muffins with those extra bananas. I think we all do that, right?
Well, we wound up with two browner bananas, and I just didn’t feel up to making banana bread again so soon after the last time, so instead, I thought I’d see if bananas would work as well to make cookies from the pumpkin cookie recipe. I’m going to repost part of that recipe, but I’ll red-out the adaptations I made, which is really just in the ingredients.
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon — I didn’t use cinnamon at all.
¼ tsp nutmeg — I didn’t use nutmeg at all.
½ c. butter/margarine
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. mushed banana (2 bananas)
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. nuts (optional)
Heat the oven to 350°. Spray cookie sheets with Pam (or generic equivalent).
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and banana.
Add flour, soda, and chocolate chips. If you’re adding nuts, add them here.
Drop on greased baking sheet about 2” apart. Bake about 15 minutes.
This recipe can make up to 4 dozen. Since I made these a little bigger than I tend to with with pumpkin cookies, they made 30 cookies.
They came out absolutely fantastic. The kitchen smelled of bananas and chocolate, and they made a nice after-lunch treat. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at my charming taste-testers — my Aunt Norma (who broke her arm a couple of weeks ago, thus the cast) and my sister Kathy. They both said YUM!