Ah, the cookie.
So popular back in the day, those cookies were. Not long ago, a lil someone took charge in the ol popularity contest:
And knocked the cookie down a few rungs on the social ladder.
Almost like Conan and Jay - only since Conan is fresher on the scene, he'd have to be cupcakes and Jay, cookies. In which case, yay cookies for winning, the good old comfortable favorite. (I have to say, originally I was all for Team Conan, but then I saw Jay on Oprah and it changed my mind. I now remain on team neutral. Especially because that Conan just did the exact same thing to George Lopez - we'll call him Team Brownie. I think he would like that.)
But I digress.
What I'm trying to say is, although my blog is Siestas and CUPCAKES, I stand firmly on Team COOKIE.
Bring back the cookies!
And to inspire, please enjoy and make these deelightful Banana cookies. I have been making them since I was 12, and they are still as loved today as they were..20 years ago. Holy crap I'm getting old.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from the cookie queen, Mrs. Fields
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp banana extract
1 medium mashed ripe banana
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Blend together the sugars, and add butter to mix and form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add egg, extract, and banana and beat at medium speed until smooth.
Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips and blend at medium speed until just combined - do not overmix.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges begin to brown. Transfer immediately to a wire rack.