Banana-Peanut Butter Cookies

29 Mar

banana pnut cookiesThis was the first cookie recipe I tried after we arrived in Bode Iowa; in September 2010. My son doesn’t care for bananas, but he loves these cookies! He doesn’t know they have bananas in them!  I have made them in all 4 seasons…..they are tasty anytime of year!!

Recipe:

1 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda

2 medium size ripe bananas (about 1 Cup, when mashed)

1/3 C. Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed

1/4 C. Margarine

1/2 C. Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter ( We like both)

1 Large egg

1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray. Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together banana, brown sugar, margarine and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Mix on medium speed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour until a dough forms. Shape into 1 inch balls, 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Using the floured tines of a fork, press a criss cross pattern. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until edges are set. Place cookies on wire rack to cool. Makes about 45 cookies.

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