Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Things that are making my day...

A perfect triple latte from City Feed and Supply.  Yes, a triple.  That's how I roll these days.
Advil Cold & Sinus (damn you airplane germs!).
My sister-in-law taking the little man on a field trip so I can get a ton of work done today.  Thank you AD!
Trimmed and filed fingernails.  It's the little things, no?
Quickie Indian leftovers for lunch.  Tofu Tikka Masala=yum.
And these banana cookies from Simply Recipes.  We had naners go rotten on us while we were away, and I cannot face another mini-muffin at the moment.

Simply Recipes' Banana Cookies
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup of mashed bananas (about 2 ½ large bananas)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups of flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground mace or nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 cup of pecans (walnuts and chocolate chips are fine alternatives)
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2) In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.
3) Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture and mix until just combined.
4) Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using. Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
Makes about 30 cookies.
Delish, I must say, and an appealing alternative to banana bread worth keeping on file for when your bananas turn on you. All I want is to finish my work, for the hub to come home and the babe to peacefully go down to sleep, and for us to sit on the couch with a plate of these, an icy cold glass of milk, some Nyquil and an episode of Mad Men. Ahhh....


  1. I am totally making these as I have banannas that are going bad. Great idea and recipie thanks for sharing as always

  2. Hey SMJ! I made these the other day with my mom and sisters for our annual cookie making day. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe! See you in January!!! I'm pumped! :) ~Katie Miller