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Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

26 Dec

I was looking for a new cookie recipe and found this one from Martha Stewart. They are easy to make and taste like banana bread!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole-Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light-Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Ripe Banana, mashed (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate, chopped into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped

Method

1. Chop chocolate and mash banana.

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2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Put butter and sugars into the bowl and cream until pale and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chunks, and walnuts.

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3. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes.

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Enjoy with a glass of milk!

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Chocolate Fix

15 May

These cookies are perfect for when you want something chocolaty with out going overboard on fat and sugar. They are quick and easy to make and their nutritional value is better than many store bought brands.

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Yield about 18 cookies

Ingredients
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Method
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Put the butter and sugar in a separate bowl and use a wooden spoon to cream them together until light and slightly fluffy; add the vanilla and continue mixing until it’s well combined.
3. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar; at this point the batter will become quite firm. Add the oats and mix them in evenly, then add the chocolate chips. You may have to knead the dough by hand at this point to fully integrate the oats and chips.
4. Using a tablespoon, scoop up balls of dough and put them on the prepared cookie sheet about two inches apart. Once you’ve filled the sheet, flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon or the flat side of a measuring cup; you may need to moisten the spoon or cup to keep the dough from sticking.
5. Bake the cookies until the top is set and cracked, about 14 minutes. Set on a rack to cool and serve.

Serving                                1 Cookie
Calories                               107
Total fat                               6 gm
Saturated Fat                     3 gm
Sodium                                 33 gm
Total Carbohydrate        12 gm
Dietary Fiber                     0.4 gm
Sugar                                    8 gm
Protein                                1 gm

Recipe has been adapted from one featured in the NY Times