April 2, 2016

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

I have been wanting to bake cookies for quite sometime. The last two attempts of mine was futile and I decided to give it a go once again. This time around I was lucky. I managed to get the heat and the texture somewhere close to what me and those who ate my cookie would call it RIGHT!

Peanut Butter and banana are my favorite combination any day and any time. I had ripe bananas with me and I made my own peanut butter - so then that was decided. It is going to be a banana peanut butter cookie.


Here is my recipe for those who would like to try out the same.


  1. All Purpose Flour - 1 and half cup
  2. Banana - 4-5 small ones or one big
  3. Creamy Peanut butter - 1/4 cup
  4. Butter - 1/8 cup
  5. Sugar - 1/2 cup
  6. Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  7. Egg - 1
  8. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  9. salt - 1 pinch

Preheat the oven for 15 minutes.

In a bowl, mash the bananas. The riper the bananas, the easier it is to mash. Add in the peanut butter and butter along with the sugar. Stir it in well using a spatula.

Beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Once this has combined well. Sieve the flour into the bowl along with salt and baking soda. Fold it in.

Roll out into balls -sizes of your choice. Line a baking tray with butter paper and place the dough balls a little apart from each other.

Press down it down using a fork first horizontally and then vertically. That was my choice of design, you may bring in variations.

Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes, rotating the tray half way through.

Once done transfer this to a cooling rack. You may store it in an air tight container and should last you a good two weeks.


You may also note - 
  1. You may have questions over the consistency of the batter, it should not be too runny neither too thick. In case it is runny, add in a little more flour to adjust the consistency.
  2. Sometimes, you may not be able to make rolls from the dough, which being the case you may scoop it out using a spoon and set it on the tray.
  3. The baking time may vary depending on the size of your oven. So count somewhere between 12 - 20 minutes as the ideal bake time. Keep checking!!