Sunday, April 19, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think I've lost my baking rhythm. I'm in a funk. Its been one disaster after another.  These cookies, they look great and I'm sure they are.  But when i made them, well I'm not sure what happened exactly.  All i know is that the bottoms were burning, and the middle was raw.  First of all I left out half of the flour mixture and the first batch in the oven were flat, very flat.  Then I realised my mistake, added the rest of the flour, and still not a great success.  Maybe someone can give it a try and let me know.  As for me, I think I'm going back to baking basics til I have some more success.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipes from Taste and Tell


1 1/2 cups flour

1 3/4 cups rolled old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

170g softened unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup mashed ripe banana

1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Sift the flour, oats, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt together. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 

3. Add half the flour mixture, mix, and then add the banana and mix. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.

4. Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating halfway through.


  1. Can I just give you a hug? :) The Tres Cocoas Leches cake looks amazing!! I want to make that like now.

  2. I totally had a period of time like this recently! Nothing at all was turning out the way I'd hoped in the kitchen. I'm sure you'll find your baking mojo again soon :)