Banana Shortbread Cookies

15 Feb 2013

Banana Shortbread Cookies




So here's the situation. I am one of those people who can only tolerate eating bananas if they are mostly green. Any riper than that and I can't stomach it. I'm a little picky with them, so that is why I bake with bananas quite often.




But I have gotten smarter with buying bananas, so now I buy only two or three at a time. The problem with that though is that if they go ripe, I don't have enough bananas to bake with.

Enter these shortbread cookies. Using only one ripe banana, there is no need to buy more bananas so that you can close them up in a bag until they ripen up.Perfect!





What you'll need:

 -1 cup all-purpose flour
-2/3 cup whole wheat flour
-1/4 cup cornstarch
-2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
-1 cup butter, softened
-1 ripe banana, mashed
-juice of 1/2 lemon


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flours, cornstarch and sugar.
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, banana and the lemon juice. Slowly mix together the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
    4.   Drop the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Remove and let cool on wire racks.




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19 comments:

  1. Banana cookies sounds really good ! A nice change from banana bread/cake :D These cookies look really yum !

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  2. I love bananas but only some selected species. Your recipe looks great.

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  3. i've never eaten a green banana..LOL! but a banana cookies sounds special!

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  4. It's funny how people are so particular about the stage of ripeness the banana has to be when they eat it. Personally, I like mine nice and yellow. These cookies look delish!

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  5. banana cookies sound interesting.. i can so imagine your kitchen smelling so delicious while you were baking these ^^

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  6. These sound and look delicious my friend, I want a bite (or 3) :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  7. oh yummy! i wish i could taste them in real life!

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  8. What a great flavor for shortbread cookies!

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  9. Usually I'm better with bananas themselves, not in things - with the exception of banana bread!

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  10. YES! This recipe will save all of my ripe bananas. I almost always have ripe bananas, but not enough to make something out of it. :( Now, I have this! Sounds yummy!

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  11. Bananas in cookies? I would never have thought of it! Must be delicious!

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  12. Bananas are so good in cookies, brownies, breads, etc - everything baked! In fact, that's the only way I actually consume them. :) Right now I have 6 green bananas sitting on my counter - and I will be waiting for them to go ripe so that I could bake something!

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  13. I've never had banana cookies - great idea! And a good use for green bananas. Good stuff - thanks.

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  14. Love cookies with banana! Always makes for some great flavour.

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  15. These banana short bread sounds moist and delicious.

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  16. Oh no! I just got rid of one ripe banana this morning! :(

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  17. I am the same way...I love just a bit of green on my bananas. But I don't mind them ripe in baked goods. Your cookies sound yummy!

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