It’s been raining and cold here in Portland so when I picked my son up from kindergarten we decided to bake cookies together. We had some ripe bananas to use up so we decided to bake banana cinnamon cookies. My son decided he wanted them plain so we didn’t add pecans, chocolate chips, or coconut, although I think they would have been a tasty addition. They were simple to make and turned out so light and fluffy – they reminded me of the tops of muffins. My son was proud of his creation and I was very proud of him.
Banana Cinnamon Cookies:
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of mashed bananas, about 3 small bananas
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
How to Make Banana Cinnamon Cookies
Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture then mix until just combined. Drop by the spoonful onto the silpat mat.