Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Holy Trinity Cookies
I'm sorry, but there is just no contest. The greatest trio of flavors in the history of sweet foods is peanut butter, chocolate, and banana. You might disagree. You would be wrong. It's just a fact.
They're great together in their pure forms - a banana dipped in chocolate syrup and peanut butter. They're also great together in a cookie. That's where we come in with today's recipe.
This cookie is not too intense. The problem with that is you won't feel too hesitant to eat multiple. That's why we make them really big, so you might be able to walk away after just one!
So go ahead, if you don't already have ripe bananas laying around, buy a few more than you can actually eat the next time you go to the grocery store. It will give you an excuse to make this delicious, sweet, cakey cookie and share it with your friends. Or just keep it to yourself. I won't judge.
Holy Trinity Cookies
adapted from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (blog.fatfreevegan.com)
makes about 15-20 cookies
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375, and line two cookie sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
2. Cream together peanut butter and the two sugars; stir in banana and mix until smooth and creamy.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to peanut butter a little at a time until completely incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips until well-blended, but do not over-mix.
4. Drop by ice cream scoops (or smaller utensil if you want smaller cookies) on prepared cookie sheets. They don't spread out while they bake so you don't need to space them too much. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just turning golden brown. Remove and cool for a few minutes before eating.
Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!