Banana bread is not easy to transport. Banana Bread Cookies are easy to transport. They also allow you to try your masterpiece without cutting off a chunk of the bread. With what seemed like a million overripe bananas in my kitchen, and an impending trip to Miami, I figured I would be resourceful by making these treats.
Boy were people receptive to these cookies. Even after traveling nearly 1,500 miles, these cookies were still moist, intact, and reminiscent of homemade banana bread. And, they were gone in an instant.
Banana Bread Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Adapted from Simply Recipes
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (2 1/2 large)
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, mash bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine flour, salt and spices in another bowl. Combine banana mix with butter mix, then add flour mix, stirring just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop on greased or parchment-lined tray and bake for 11-13 minutes.