Monday, May 31, 2010

Muffin cookies: Mmmm, yummy
I have been trying, off and on, over the past six months to make a muffin-style cookie similar to a certain Chunky Monkey cookie at a neighborhood foodie joint. Until this afternoon, I hadn't succeeded with anything that tasted remotely good. I modified a recipe from a kids cookbook from some library somewhere (could be the school or the public) and here's what they came out like:
Satisfyingly moist and thick and soft, no crunchy edges and enough bananas to give you a real monkey sense of goodness. Oh, and chocolate chips to make the perfect snack.
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup of agave and maple syrup, mixed in whatever ratio you want
1 egg
2 cups of fruit (the original said pumpkin, I used banana)
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of flour (I used half AP and half whole wheat)
3/4 tsp BS
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup of chocolate chips
1. Cream the butter, syrups and egg together. Add fruit and vanilla. Mix dry separately and add to wet, mixing just enough to combine.
2. Drop onto parchment or greased sheet, very wet dough, you will need a second spoon to push it off. Bake for 18 minutes at 350 or until golden.

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