Banana Maple Cookies

16 Nov

A pile of banana maple cookies in a bowl.

The following recipe makes approximately 27 plump banana maple cookies.

  • 1 or 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar (brown sugar is okay too)
  • 3/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cups +2 tbsps of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt

In a  bowl, sieve the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Combine well.

In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and mashed bananas. Mix well and then add in the beaten egg, maple syrup and vanilla.While mixing, gradually add in the dry ingredients.  Combine well.  The dough will be softer than a regular cookie dough.  Place in the fridge covered for 45 to 60 minutes to firm up the dough.

Unfinished banana maple cookie dough.

Finished banana maple cookie dough. Chill first for easier handling.

Once the dough has been sufficiently chilled and hence, easier to handle, roughly form the dough into 1.5 inch diameter balls and place about 1 inch apart on a lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated 350º oven for 13 to 14 minutes.  Cool before eating.

In addition, feel free to add a bit of crunch to the cookies.  I had some peanuts handy so for the last few cookies, I sprinkled them in.

Banana maple cookies with peanuts.


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