Bananas always seem to ripen, and over ripen, at the same time. What to do? Make cookies! Over ripe bananas add lots of sweetness, so you don't need as much sugar in these cookies. With no added preservatives, these taste best the day you make them.
Recipe makes about 3 dozen small cookies.
1 or 2 ripe bananas - the equivalent of a ½ cup, well mashed with a fork
1/3 cup unsalted butter or margarine (at room temperature)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
*** Store in an airtight container. Because of the bananas, these cookies do not freeze well. ***