Thursday, October 6, 2011

Banana Everything Cookies

Unlike yesterday's peanut butter cookies, these cookies turned out perfectly! These are the Banana Everything cookies from the Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.  Of course they turned out great, as everything I have made from their cookbooks always turns out super yummy!

These cookies turned out amazing!  They're a perfect combination of banana, oatmeal, walnuts and chocolate chips.  Chewy, soft with a slight crunch and this recipe made a whole lot of cookies - 36 small cookies for me, although the recipe says it makes 24 (depends on how big you make them I guess!)  Here's the recipe:

1 very ripe banana
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups quick cooking (not instant) oatmeal or rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease two baking sheets.

2.  In a mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork.  Add the oil, sugar, and vanilla and mix with a fork.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until the dry ingredients are just moistened.  Add the oatmeal/oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips and mix well.  If the dough is too slippery, add a few extra tablespoons of flour.
3.   Clean your hands and roll the dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.  Flatten it a bit in your hands and place each ball about 2" apart on the cookie sheet.

Cookie Dough, ready to go in the oven!
 4.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.  Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Cookies, fresh from the oven!

1 comment:

  1. Such an easy and delicious-looking cookie! I saved this for the next time when I have ripe bananas on hand!