Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Cookies!

Joining in with Mary from the Little Red House for another Mosaic Monday. Check out the Little Red House for lots more fun mosaics from some very talented people!

There's always a load of leftover bananas here and how many banana breads can you post about? So I googled and ended up with Banana Bread cookies that I found at Buns in my Oven, hers looked so good, I couldn't resist. They actually turned out great and I didn't burn a pot holder, a cookie or myself this time. This one's a keeper!

I pretty much followed the recipe, except I added walnuts and left out the cloves. Surprised myself that I could actually bake! Mr. Griller helped. He had the first taste!

Banana Bread Cookies

Source: adapted from Buns in my Oven (adapted from
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In the bowl of your mixer cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon to the creamed mixture and mix well. Mix in the bananas, oats, walnuts and chocolate chips until well incorporated. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

and last but not least...
Why are bananas never lonely?
Because they hang around in bunches.

Go ahead and groan!


  1. Yayyyyyyyy for Carol. You will be a baker yet. See you start with something you are comfortable with..banana bread..and branch out! They look great. I always have a few hangers on so will keep this in mind. Cute mosaic

  2. Yay! Who would have thought banana cookies? I love bananas! When our weather gets cooler, I am going to make them! Thanks for this post!

    Ebie's Mosaics.

  3. Thanks for sharing ... these look DELICIOUS ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Small Reflections

  4. Wow, I can almost smell the bananas! they look wonderful!!! Thanks so much for tempting me beyond belief (lol), and for sharing your talents at Mosaic Monday. :)

  5. I have never heard of these before! I'm going to try them for sure!

  6. Carol, nothing much better than a good cookie, IMO... Love the mosaic ... And I'm not surprised that your venture into baking would be BANANA cookies. ... Great sounding recipe.

  7. I love banana bread but never thought to make cookies. Great idea and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. ~Jeanne

  8. Oh, banana cookies! What could make a better or yummier mosaic! The cookies do sound great! Thanks for popping in to see me!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Carol, I know those are winners... my favorite ice cream is banana, choc. chunk & walnut, so I would LOVE these cookies. Nice job on the mosaic.

  10. I love to make chocolate chip banana bread so I was glad to see the chocolate in the recipe. They look good.

  11. Those cookies look delicious! A great idea for your mosaic..


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  13. MmM banana and chocolate :) Your cookies look perfect for my sweet tooth!

  14. Another great mosaic and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I am salivating. Looks great and I look forward to making these myself.

  16. Now this is the type of mosaic I would expect would be hanging on a wall in cookie monsters home:)

  17. Beautiful it's all your fault that I want to bake cookies!!!

  18. Those look just a little TOO good! I love banana bread so I will definitely have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Great mosaic!

  19. These do look good...I have never heard of a banana cookie before. I just love how you are becoming a baker and Mr. Griller was your right hand man :)

  20. LOL! I love the idea of banana bread cookies ...I'm going to copy down the recipe for the next time I have some ripe ones. It will make the goodness last longer :-)

    Great mosaic! Happy MM!

  21. What a yummy mosaic Carol! The banana cookies do sound good!

  22. Only you could find a banana bread cookie!!! They look really good and moist...we'll make you a baker come hell or high water!!!

  23. I groaned :)

    You find more wonderful uses for bananas than I knew existed! These sound great, Carol!

  24. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. Wonderful choice to submit these cookies for the contest.

    If you haven't done so, please sign up as a follower on my blog so you won't miss out on the winner announcement and new posts. Have a wonderful day!



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