Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bacon Banana Cookies -- Not so sure about this one!

Every so often I run across a recipe that just leaves me bewildered.  Do people really eat this?  It just sounds a little strange!  This one comes from

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 lb bacon, cooked crisp, chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Ina a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon, and the salt.

In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and 1 cup of the sugar.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until they are fully incorporated.  Beat in the vanilla.  Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture, then stir in the mashed bananas,s beating well after each addition.  Fold in the bacon.

Stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the remaining cinnamon.

Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart.  Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon-sugar and bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until slightly browned.  Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.  Cookies will keep for 5 - 7 days.  

1 comment:

  1. Interesting....this seems like something Brody would eat although I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to make them!