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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Banana Nut Cookies

If you like banana nut bread, this is the perfect cookie for you.  I found this recipe in a section for Toddler Cookies.  They are a healthy choice for little ones and if served with yogurt would be a complete protein.  My toddler grand-daughters LOVED them.  You can leave out the nuts if your little ones don't have quite enough teeth yet!
Use very ripe bananas for deeper flavor and ease of mashing.
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 t. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla and beat well.
Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until well blended.  Stir in the nuts.
Drop heaping teaspoons of the dough onto the cookie sheets 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until golden.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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