Banana Chocolate Chip Cakies [Cavity Finder Version]
I know what you’re wondering. What is a “cakie”. Well, since I’m an awful baker I sometimes come up with cookies that are a bit puffier and a bit softer than a traditional crunchy cookie therefore I’ve nicknamed them cakies. I’m not one to complain. If it tastes good then I’m really not too particular about how it pans out. This recipe is cool for when you have left over bananas that are getting a little too ripe and are tired of making banana bread. It’s also a wicked quick fix for an aching sweet tooth. The caramel topping is completely optional but c’mon… how can you not over-indulge by putting it on?
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 medium-sized ripe banana
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz caramels
1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl blend sugars together. Add butter and blend till it forms a grainy paste.
4. Add egg, vanilla and banana. Beat at medium speed till smooth.
5. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips. Mix by hand with a wooden spoon (or blend at low speed) till just combined. Do not overmix.
6. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 20 – 23 minutes or until cakie edges start to get crispy. Transfer immediately to a cool surface when done.
1. Melt caramels with the cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon till smooth then remove from heat.
2. Dip a fork or spoon into the glaze and drizzle over the cakies in whatever pattern you want.
Alternate: Add 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter when you add the chocolate chips to really load them up.
This entry was posted on February 23, 2011 by Ian the Zen Assassin. It was filed under Recipes and was tagged with banana, cakies, caramel, chocolate, chocolate chip, cookies, dessert, food, quick meal, sweet tooth, sweets.