I have been keeping some wonderful recipes from you and not even meaning to!
We have this great little group at our church, where the men and women get together once a month and hear from a foreign missionary. In the meeting, we pray for all if our missionaries, discuss ways to help them, and whatever missionary is there with us, we get to hear how her family is serving our Lord in their chosen field.
Every month I try and find a popular dessert from that specific field, and make it for everyone at the meeting. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I can’t believe I never thought of posting about it before!!
Sometimes its very hard to find a dessert without weird, unavailable ingredients. So I try and find common ingredients and adapt to the challenge.
The Dominican Republic uses lots of bananas in their cooking and baking. So, from my research came this delicious cookie!
My aunt tried the cookie and said it teased her palate, by making her want banana bread!
Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 very ripe banana, slightly mashed
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Butter or line 2 baking sheets.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine. Mix in the banana and chocolate chips until just combined.
4. Drop by the tablespoons onto the baking sheet, spacing dough an inch apart. Sprinkle pecans on top and slightly push into the cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove to cooling racks.
Enjoying every foreign little crumb!