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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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Sweet Tooth

13 Aug

Months ago I came across a recipe for Lemon Ginger Crispy Treats. Lately I have been craving sweets and finally made them, with a few modifications.

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Ingredients

1-1/2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Zest

1/3 cup Candied Ginger, chopped

4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

3/4 cup Agave Syrup

7 cups Puffed Rice Cereal

8 oz Dark Baking Chocolate

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20130806-145748.jpg1. Zest lemon and chop ginger. Set ginger aside.

20130806-150020.jpg2. Melt butter and add agave syrup, lemon zest, and puffed rice cereal. Mix until cereal is well coated.

20130806-150804.jpg3. Pack cereal mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan, Because agave syrup is not as sticky as marshmallows you need to really pack the cereal mixture in to the pan. I laid a sheet of parchment paper over cereal mixture and pressed it as tightly as possible. This will ensure your crispy treats stay together and won’t fall apart on you.

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5. Sprinkle chopped ginger over the top and place in the refrigerator to set.

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6. Run a spatula or knife around the edges of pan and cut in to squares.