Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Tab

I'm sure you've noticed, but just in case, there is now a Desserts tab. I was trying to stay away from this, but I couldn't help it. I will still mainly be putting up ideas for main dishes and occasionally side dishes, but I have too many really good desserts to not share them. Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

A small sample of a recipe from the Worldwide Ward Cookbook! So Good!

I don’t know what it is about Banana Bread, but I NEVER feel like making it. Maybe it could be attributed to my ‘meh’ view on cake. I always feel bad because my hubby will get so excited when the bananas start to really ripen. He’ll give me ‘the look’ and proclaim “It look like we can make Banana Bread.” Sadly… I never make it. This past week we’ve had some exceptionally ripe bananas. We went through the ritual. Each day I look at the bananas and think ‘Um, no.’ Today I looked at them and had an epiphany. I wondered if I could find a recipe for Banana cookies (preferably with chocolate chips because that’s how I roll). I searched through a few of my favorite cookbooks and I found one. YAY!!!! I’m thinking I won’t have issues using old bananas anymore.

2/3 C shortening
1 C sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 1/2 C Flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

1. Combine all of the wet ingredients, then add the dry ingredients. Mix well (I used my mixer).

2. Spoon cookie dough onto cookie sheet. It will seem really wet, but it will be amazing!

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (I baked mine for 15 because mine seemed not quite there. Make sure to check yours between 10-12, but don’t seem surprised if you need to let it bake a little longer.)

(Added March 2012: When I made them this time I went with the 12 minutes. They looked really pale, but were still cooked all of the way through. They are delicious!)