Friday, June 5, 2009

Awards and Banana Bread Muffin Top Cookies









I know, I know, I am a total slacker when it comes to posting but honestly, TeeBall has taken over my life. These games are right in the middle of the day or at 6:30 at night and they throw me off schedule completely. I am a very schedule oriented person, any little change sets me back for days. But I have a few new posts that I will be putting up in the next few days, so stay tuned. Before I get to this great little recipe I want to thank Rachel over at Rachel vs "the kitchen" and Heidi over at tried and true cooking with heidi for this award. They both have fantastic blogs and if you haven't paid them a visit, please do. You won't be disappointed. Thanks, girls, it means alot to me.







Now on to these cookies. I found this recipe over at The Hungry Housewife. I love her blog. It has so many great recipes. Please check her out, if you haven't already. These cookies are a great alternative when you have these:


Instead of the predictable Banana bread, we all have one we like to make, try these. They are like the tops of a muffin, and who doesn't love those. They are so moist and really delicious. Here is the recipe:



Banana Bread Muffin Top Cookies



1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 bananas, peeled and mashed

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

powdered sugar, if desired





Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchmant.( I love parchmant paper, you know).

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and banana. Combine flour, baking soda, slat, and cinnamon; Blend thoroughly into butter mixture to make batter. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperaature on cooling rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.







These really are good and a great use fo those beautiful, darkened bananas, that some people, who don't know better , throw away. Please try these instead, you will find them to be a keeper.






21 comments:

  1. this is fabulous, denise! I enjoy the muffin tops the most...the rest is, meh. And banana! I happen to have some bananas browining on my counter..yes! perfect opportunity!

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  2. Oh, I think we all have some bananas in varying degrees of over-ripeness hanging around! These cookies do sound better than the same old banana bread :)

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  3. They look soft and moist and totally delicious!

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  4. Oh yummy...these sound awesome. Banana anything is good with me, especially muffin tops AND cookies...triple goodness ;)

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  5. These are so cool! I must try to make them!

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  6. they look yummy, congrats on the awards, doesn't it just brighten your day

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  7. Muffin tops are the best part, what a great idea!

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  8. The muffin tops really are the best part of the muffin!

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  9. I love all things banana! These sound fabulous!

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  10. Muffin tops are the best! Sounds wonderful!

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  11. Totally understand! I have to laugh when people without children complain about being so busy which I'm certain they are but once you have kids (more than one) it's a whole new level of busy, hectic, frantic, exhaustive, busy especially if you work full time!

    Thanks for sharing...I'm always looking out for new recipes to use up my over ripe bananas!
    ~ingrid

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  12. Congrats! Muffin tops are the best part, what a great recipe - yum!

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  13. You know I am so definitely trying these. Bananas are one of my favorite things to bake with!

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  14. The best part of the muffins are the tops - I can't wait to make these cookies. And I already have the bananas sitting on my counter.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. Yum, banana flavor is wonderful for the cookies, so neat to make muffin tops, love this idea!

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  16. Personally, I know I only eat the muffins for the tops. The bottoms are good and all, but the tops have that smooth cupcake-y texture usually the frosting. I love the brown sugar and cinnamon in these. Yum!

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  17. I am so making these! They sound incredible!

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  18. I am known for eating one too many cookies and cutting muffin tops off of muffins--so these are right down my alley!

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  19. Thanks for the shout out! I am so very glad you liked the cookies!

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