Thursday, September 16, 2010

Banana Walnut Cookies?

Yes...I have made banana walnut cookies and this is not a typo error. The original recipe is Banana date toffees cookies from the Australian Woman Weekly, Macaroons and biscuits cookbook. I was wondering if it can be made into the typical Banana walnut bread version of cookie and give it a try and it works. These cookies have the usual soft buttery cookie texture but with the banana walnut bread taste. 

Here is the recipe from the Australian Woman Weekly, Macaroons and biscuits cookbook
Make 36 depending on size of cookies

125g  butter
3/4 cup brown sugar (original is 1 cup)
1 egg yolk
100g mashed banana
2 cup all purpose plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 

(I replace this with baking powder because we didn't like the aftertaste of bicarbonate of soda)
75g chopped walnuts  

(original is 75g dried chopped dates and 18 chewy toffees to insert as into each cookies)

Prehest oven to 180 degrees, line oven tray with baking paper.
Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg yolk until light and fluffy.
Stir in banana, then sifted flour with baking powder and nuts.
Roll teaspoonful of mixture into balls and place them 3 cm apart on tray.
Bake for 15-20 min, rest on tray for 15 min and transfer to rack to cool.

Happy Baking

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