Today in the event that WeeMan wanted to come home to cupcakes, I knew I was going to have to do some sort of baking today. JOY! I can’t lie and not have something at home waiting for him, so I decided to try something new. My Mom finds hundreds of recipes and occasionally there is one that grabs my attention. Today, one grabbed my attention and I thought, why the hell not!
Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) at room temperature
- 1 over-ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
In a large mixing bowl, add brown sugar, white sugar, butter. Cream. Next add peanut butter and continue to cream. Add vanilla and banana, salt and baking soda and the egg. Slowly add in flour to bring all together. If making drop cookies simply spoon onto baking sheet.
To make formed cookies:
Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Take a small amount of dough, about the size of ping-pong ball and shape into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet. You should be able to fit 12 on a large sheet. Press a peanut into the center slightly. Bake for approximately 8 minutes. The cookies should be a light brown. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for a 2-3 minutes and carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
Your cookies will be moist and delicious! If you prefer a crunchier cookie, bake a little bit longer. This recipe made 4 dozen cookies for me.