Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

March 7, 2014Sew White

I love peanut butter and bananas on toast and I thought would they work in a cookie? The answer is most certainly yes!

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 What is lovely about these cookies is the peanut butter when still warm is so gooey and the banana must count towards one of your five a day!

The basic vanilla cookie recipe is from my friend and the peanut butter/banana bit was my idea. This recipe also works amazingly well with chocolate chips.

Ingredients
100g unsalted butter, softened
100g light brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
A jar of peanut butter 1 tsp per tablespoon cookie
1 banana into slices and then cut in half again

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a few trays with baking paper. I use 3 for this recipe as the cookies spread so much.
2. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg and vanilla extract stir in well.
4. Sieve in the flour and salt and mix into a dough.
5. Pop in the fridge for 1 hour.

6. Remove from fridge and take a heaped tablespoon for each cookie. Roll into a ball and flatten into a disc. Put a heaped teaspoon of peanut butter in the centre of the disc and the banana. Roll the cookie back into a ball by pulling the sides in. Put on a baking tray, leaving a good distance between them as they will spread.
7. Bake for 10-12 mins until the cookies are starting to brown.
8. Leave to cool slightly before enjoying.

When the dough is out of the fridge roll a tablespoon of it in to a ball and then flatten out to a disk shape. Pop 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in the middle with 3 half pieces of banana.

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Wrap the dough into a ball and place on greaseproof paper ready for the oven.

They will spread a lot so don’t put them close together.

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Look how large they are! Full of yummy peanut butter and bananas!

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Many many cookies to enjoy.

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Happy Baking x

4 Comments

  • Beckie Smith

    March 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    How lovely! Will deinitely be trying that soon – peanut butter is one of my favourites!

    1. Sew White

      March 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Beckie,
      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! If you really like peanut butter use this recipe, make two discs and sandwich them with peanut butter. Pinch the edges to stop it coming out. It is one mega peanut butter cookie! X

  • Choclette

    March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Really like the idea of the gooey centre, though I suspect they’d be even better with chocolate 😉

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      It works really well with nutella and banana too! I’ve got the images from my experiment with them I will upload them on the blog soon. Chocolate cookie with nutella and banana centre. Yum! They were very quickly devoured. x

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