Jill came to visit me from Providence. She requested peanut butter banana cookies, which to my surprise she just made up and had never even tried them before. Well, obviously I found a few recipes and baked up a batch for her visit (and for her to take home).
The recipes is adapted from one on Two Peas in a Pod, but I left out the rolled oat because I didn’t have any (and totally forgot to get them). Oh and I also tried a few with crushed up pretzels or chopped pecans. Didn’t love the pretzels (they got too soft) but the pecans worked nicely.
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed (I would use 2 next time)
- Preheat the over to 350.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars in a stand mixer.
- Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla and egg. Once combined, toss in the banana. Mix until fully combined.
- Add in the flour mixture in a couple parts (until fully incorporated each time).
- Scoop cookie dough with a mini scooper on to a pizza stone (trust me - it's awesome) and bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
- Cool on wire racks.