For a while, I have been cooking banana cookies. They are a lot like banana bread, but in cookie form. I have shared them with many visitors over the last few months, and they all seemed to enjoy them, and I know that Bob and the kids like them a lot too. I got a request from Marilou if I could send her the recipe, so instead I decided to put the recipe here, since I know she reads this site. I hope that you all enjoy them. Bananas are really a key product of the Davao Region, so these cookies can really bring you a piece of Davao!
Banana Cookies by Feyma
- 1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp of sugar- optional, just add this 2 tbsp of sugar if the banana is not ripe enough.
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup of mashed banana (really ripe one is the good one)
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. of baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg or mace
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup of pecans or walnuts or raisins or chocolate chips. (My favorite to mix is the raisins).
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream the butter and the sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
- Mix the mashed bananas and the baking soda in a bowl and let it set for about 2 minutes.
- Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt and spices into the butter and banana mixture and mix just until combined.
- Put the chocolate chips or the raisins into the combined banana mixture. Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet or onto a spray cookie sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. You can also put the banana mixture onto the sprayed muffin pan. Bake it until golden brown maybe like 20 minutes.
Hope you guys like it. Here in the Philippines I tried to used the Lakatan, Murado and Saba kind of banana. I think our favorite is the Lakatan. Have fun cooking!