Banana choc-nut cookies
These banana choc- nut cookies are a great thing to make with the kids because you can talk to them about the science involved in the rising process, which is a little different to other cookies. In this recipe, the baking soda reacts with the acid in the bananas to make the cookies rise – exciting for little scientists! Be sure to let the baking soda and banana sit for at least two minutes though.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 1/2 large bananas)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup walnuts, optional
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is again light and fluffy.
- In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda together. Let sit for 2 minutes, then stir into the butter mixture.
- Mix together the flour, salt and cinnamon, then sift into the banana mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in the nuts and/or chocolate chips, is using.
- Drop dollops onto the prepared trays. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.