And what does that have to do with the cookies? Well, just to tell you they're so easy you can do a bunch of other things while making them, like I did. This of course if you are a woman and so, able to multitask. If you're a man, maybe it's better to focus and do just the cookies!
Ever since I made these cookie wrapped figs, that I've been thinking about putting other fruits inside cookies. Today I've experimented with slices of banana and chocolate chip cookie dough. It was a very nice experiment!
I had a bit of baby cereal that I wanted to use, so I decided to throw it in the cookies. I love baby cereal, you know the kind I'm talking about? That milky powder one, that smells like vanilla and crushed biscuits, and that you mix with water or milk. Don't tell me I'm the only adult eating it!
I've used Cerelac, but you can use whatever or even use your go-to chocolate chip cookie dough.
So you want the recipe?
BANANA FILLED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 8 tbsp butter (114 gr)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup moscovado sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup baby cereal
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup AP flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 banana
Cream the butter with the sugars and add the egg and vanilla. Beat a bit until incorporated. Add all the powders (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cereal) and mix well. Lastly mix in chips. Cut the banana into slices (1/2 inch-1 cm). Drop tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. Put a banana slice in each one and top with more dough, covering the banana. Help with wet hands if necessary. Bake in pre-heated over at 350ºF (180ºC) until golden brown (about 8-10 m).
Cookies were good, surprises are allways good and if they came in banana form inside a cookie, they're even better, don't you think? I couldn't really taste the baby cereal but the dough was pretty tasty, I'll put more next time. The cookies came out cakey and soft out of the oven, but crisped and became lighter when they cooled. I think they would be awesome with peanut butter chips as well.
Ok, you can take a bite, just be careful with my fingers!