Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Today we made Peanut Butter Banana Cookies!

1 egg, 1/2C peanut butter, 1/4C butter, 1t vanilla, 1/3C mashed ripe banana, 3/4C brown sugar, 1/2t soda, 1C flour

Preheat oven to 350F.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Cream peanut butter, butter, banana, egg and vanilla.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Mix dry ingredients. Blend wet into dry. Drop by tsps onto greased cookie sheets or food-grade silicone-reinforced glass-weave mat.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Lemon Ginger Cookies

BONUS RECIPE

Today I made Lemon Ginger Cookies!

3C flour, 3/4t baking powder, 1/4t salt, 1C unsalted butter, 1C sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, zest of 1 lemon, 1 egg, beaten, 1 1/2t ginger, 1/2t cinnamon, 1t vanilla, 1/4C brown sugar

Cream butter with 1C sugar. Add beaten egg. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients. Form a dough. Stir together 1/4C brown sugar, spices, lemon juice, zest and vanilla.

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Work this mixture into the dough. Chill 5 minutes. Roll dough into a log and chill at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Slice into 1/4″ thick rounds and place on greased cookie sheets or food-grade silicone-reinforced glass-weave mat. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on sheets five minutes, then remove to racks to cool.

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Raisin Cornmeal Cake

Today we made Raisin Cornmeal Cake!

This recipe is from the Sun Maid golden raisins box.

2/3C butter, 2 2/3C sifted powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 1t vanilla, 1C flour, 1/3C fine yellow cornmeal, 2/3C golden raisins

Preheat oven to 325F.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and raisins.

Raisin Cornmeal Cake

Raisin Cornmeal Cake

Raisin Cornmeal Cake

Stir dry ingredients into wet. Blend well. Spread batter in greased and floured loaf pan. Bake about one hour and fifteen minutes, or until well browned and toothpick comes out clean.

Raisin Cornmeal Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Today I made Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies!

This recipe is from Food Network. But I omitted the peppermint candies, added 1/2C sugar to the chocolate dough, and did not roll the dough in powdered sugar.

3C flour, 3/4t baking powder, 1/4t salt, 1C unsalted butter, 1C sugar, 1 egg, beaten, 1T milk, 3oz unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1t vanilla, 1 egg yolk, 1t peppermint extract, 1C sugar, divided

Cream butter with 1C sugar.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Add beaten egg.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Stir in milk. Blend well. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Form a dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Divide dough in half, wrap each in plastic, and chill at least two hours. Melt chocolate.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Work chocolate, 1/2C sugar and vanilla into one half of the dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Work yolk, 1/2C sugar and peppermint extract into other half of dough. Chill each dough 5 minutes. Roll out chocolate dough until 1/4″ thick. Roll out other dough until 1/4″ thick. Place on top of chocolate dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Roll up the doughs into a log. Chill at least two more hours. Preheat oven to 375F.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Slice into 1/2″ thick rounds and place on greased cookie sheets or food-grade silicone-reinforced glass-weave mat. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on sheets five minutes, then remove to racks to cool.

Choc Peppermint Cookies