Hey everybody! It’s Mama’s birthday! And like any birthday, it deserves baked goods. Today, as a present to myself, I tried out a brand-spanking-new recipe that I’d never attempted before but have been lusting after ever since I knew they existed. I’m talking about:
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Squished fruit and sticky dough!
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (or 2 medium bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 small bowls
1 large bowl
Gather ye all thost needith.
In the smaller bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
Using your electric mixer, blend the butter until it becomes smooth and creamy. I like to set my butter out so that it comes to room temperature while I get everything ready. It makes this step a lot quicker (takes about 30 seconds).
Add sugar and whip till its fluffy! Add eggs and vanilla and blend again until everything is smooth. It’s always a good idea to use your spatula to scrape the sides down after each step, to make sure you’ve got access to all the bits you need to blend!
In a small bowl, squish your banana into paste with a fork. You will add about a third of the dry goods, mix, then a third of the banana, mix, then dry and mix, then banana and mix, etc. etc. until its all been blended into your batter.
Mix in the chopped walnuts with a spatula.
Use a small spoon to plop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet (I used my silicone baking mat because I’m fancy), spacing them about 2 inches apart. I’m a big fan of the classic 3 by 4 grid.
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes! Let sit on a rack until completely cool. You can frost these morsels if you wish, but you don’t have to! Unfrosted is perfect for someone who isn’t into things that are super sweet; frost to satisfy your every sugary craving!
And now, my dear chipkiddos, Chip Mama is gonna go have a birthday cider or two. Have a great night and keep on baking!