Carson and I made these cookies last week. He had been asking to do some baking all week, but since he was sick early in the week, I didn't want to do any and get his germs into them. I finally gave in on Friday, after he'd been asking every day all week. He was so excited we finally got to do some "bakin'." This recipe is from my Martha Stewart Cookies cookbook. These are so good! Carson just loves them with the bananas in them especially, though its a very faint taste. Even Kevin has been enjoying them - I don't think they'll make it to Christmas!
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 cup old-fashioned oats
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together both flours, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
Put butter and both sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate, and walnuts.
Drop cookies onto baking sheets and bake until golden brown and just set, 12-13 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies (I made mine smaller and got 4 1/2 dozen).