I had intended to post this recipe last week, but with all of our sickness, I didn't get anything done that I had planned to do. That's what a stomach virus does to a family. It wrecks everything! So, here it is, a week late, but still delicious.
I asked Connor what kind of cookies he wanted to make for Santa this year, knowing that he wouldn't actually be making them and "Santa" would actually be mom and dad snacking away on these yummy treats for the night. I gave him some options: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar cookies to decorate ourselves. From the title of this post, you can tell that Connor went off script: I want banana cookies for Santa!
Banana cookies? Well, shit, ok. I'd made them once before, but it had been awhile and I'd just been winging it. I wasn't sure I could find the recipe again, and I knew my co-Santa didn't really enjoy them. He wasn't comfortable with cookies that taste like fruit. But I asked Connor to pick, so I wasn't going to go back on that now. Banana cookies it would be!
I didn't bother looking for a recipe, I just decided to use the one on the back of the bag, with one simple alteration: bananas instead of butter. I've seen a lot of ways to substitute different things to make desserts more healthy. I had use this particular recipe when I was on a "healthy baking" kick. I'd used avocado once, instead of butter, in a different batch of cookies. They didn't go over well. They tasted fine, but no one would try them because they were green! Silly people...
The Banana Cookies are a big hit though! I love them. Connor loves them. Kylar loves them. Hubs still isn't a fan of "fruit" cookies, but that doesn't seem to stop him from eating them. I even packed up a dozen or so to take to my family's Christmas and let them try it. My older sister described them as scone-like. I've never had a scone, so I can't be sure about that, but she enjoyed them so I'll take it as a compliment.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
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