As Raina of Connor’s Cooking says, “With this name, who wouldn’t want to make it?!” Not me! Or me. However that grammar goes. Point being, I wanted to make it!! So I did.
Welcome to another round of the Secret Recipe Club(Group A), folks! This is where we pick bloggers’ names out of a hat (digital style) and secretly cook up something from their blog. Meanwhile, some other merry blogger is secretly cooking from your blog, which makes Reveal Day (today!) so much fun. Definitely the highlight of my blogging calendar!
So in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I was assigned Connor’s Cooking for my secret blog this month, and had fun perusing Raina’s blog looking for the perfect recipe to try. Just like me, the kitchen is her favorite place to be, and it shows in the large quantity of recipes to browse through. Once I came across the words “triple chocolate“, though, there was no turning back. Chocolate is part of my creed. I refuse to believe anything except that chocolate is healthy, so don’t even try to tell me otherwise. Something so good must be good for me. Right?
Unfortunately for me, I had only one precious little egg sitting in my refrigerator when I set out to make this recipe, and I didn’t want to use it up in cookies. Weird, yes, but hear me out: I like to buy pastured eggs from a local farm, and those little babies cost over $4 a dozen! One does not use such pricey beauties casually! I prefer to eat them straight as part of a meal, and look for egg replacements whenever possible in my baking.
And replacing an egg is so much easier than you might think, which I have learned in the past couple years of baking egg-free (and dairy-free and wheat-free) goodies for my Certain Little Someone. I’ve got a few tricks tucked up my sleeve that keep me baking, egg or no.
The trick this time is banana. Banana goes so well with chocolate that it’s a perfect choice for an egg replacer in a recipe like this. I also decided to take Raina’s advice and double the recipe – double the triple chocolate sounded good to me!
One little problem: I forgot to double the sugar. Oops. The flavor wasn’t too bad, but I think additional sugar would have helped with the texture some. So I have kindly given you the appropriate amount of sugar in the following recipe.
Triple Chocolate Banana Cookies
from Connor’s Cooking
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup palm shortening
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup vanilla chips
- In a mixer, beat together the butter, shortening and sugar until creamy. Add banana and vanilla, beat until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa, and salt. Stir into liquid ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
By the way, for the vanilla chips, I used Trader Joe’s brand, which is actually made with real milk, unlike other brands who essentially have created a chemical cocktail and called it “white chocolate”.
This is a great QUICK cookie recipe, just in time for these crazy holidays!
It’s also very EASY; nothin’ fancy goin’ on here, which is just how I like it.
Pretty CHEAP, over all, especially since I cheated on the egg!
HEALTHY-ish. It does have whole wheat flour, which is a plus. And a banana (although there is nothing unhealthy about an egg, so it’s not like that’s much of an improvement on the health scale). And, ummmm, well, that’s about all I can say for it. Enjoy in moderation, ‘K?
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