Sunday, December 6, 2009

"C" is for cookie, that's good enough for me!

Don't you just love sesame street? Every time I ravenously eat a cookie (which is probably 100% of the time), I can't help thinking of good ol' Cookie Monster. I just love that guy. I wish everyone could have the same simple pleasures as Mr. Monster and I, namely eating a cookie and being abundantly joyful afterward.

"Nom nom nom!"

So, for your eating pleasure, I give you my very own cookie creation. This recipe involves just about everything in that cabinet of yours, so use it when you want to get rid of several things at once.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


1 1/2 C Flour
1 3/4 C rolled old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

1/2 (1 stick) butter
1/4 C peanut butter
1 C sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C mashed ripe banana
1 C chocolate chips*

*you could also do 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup craisins if you want to mix it up a bit!

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. In a mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 
3. Add half the flour mixture, mix, add the banana, and mix some more. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix, mix, mix. But not too much! Just until incorporated. Then add the chocolate chips.
4. Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto baking sheets. Bake in oven for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
5. Sing the Cookie Monster song and enjoy!



  1. I love the cookie monster, and of course food blogging. Welcome to the addiction. Great blog and keep up the yummy recipes.
    Melissa of Twin Tables.

  2. If you made these recently you had better have saved me one!

  3. I made these over the weekend and they were a big hit. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks!

  4. I made these cookies today! delicious!

  5. These look amazingly delicious. I am going to follow you now (even though that may not be the smartest choice with the diet I'm on haha).

  6. Oh my, these cookies are perfectly delectable. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous recipe!!