My 19-month-old LOVES cookies! It’s probably because Cookie Monster is his favorite character on Sesame Street. Sesame Street is the only show he watches! I know that it is not a good habit to give your kids cookies all the time, but I thought I would come up with a cookie that won’t result in an over- the- top sugar high!
A few months ago, I made Greek Yogurt Banana pancakes. I used the banana in the place of sugar. I thought, well, why not use a banana in the place of sugar when making my little man cookies?
Whenever I bake cookies, I ALWAYS dig out my OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop“>. I am in love with it, and I use it for WAY more than baking cookies! ( scooping out baked potatoes, making homemade zucchini nuggets, scooping the seeds from squash, scooping out ice cream). It makes baking cookies SO much easier.
I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe but substituted the banana for sugar and egg. When you add a banana to a baking mixture, you don’t need to add an egg because you will have enough moisture with the banana
I was pleased with the results. Fruit is truly nature’s candy. It’s amazing how sweet some fruits are. I promise that you will NOT miss the sugar in these cookies at all!
After dinner, tonight, my son and I dipped our cookies in milk and enjoyed them!
– 1/3 cup of room temperature butter
– One mashed up a ripe banana
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup of flour
– One teaspoon of baking powder
– 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
In a bowl, mix banana and vanilla and chocolate chips. Add dry ingredients and continue to mix. Using your cookie scoop, drop the cookies 1 inch apart from each other on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
I made my cookies mini. I don’t think my toddler needs a huge adult size cookie, even if there is no sugar added!
I will be making these again sometime! I am pleased with the way they turned out!