Sunday, July 31, 2011

Buttery Banana Cookies - My Daughter Bakes !

My daughter is ecstatic - she made her very first batch of cookies, save for some supervision while handling the oven and the electric hand mixer she was practically on her own ! She is usually hands on when I am in the kitchen badgering me to give her some work or the other especially while baking , but today she insisted on making the hearth her den. I watched very proudly as she came around the kitchen like a pro, gleefully mixing the ingredients and plopping it on the baking tray. Since she was the boss today, the sizes of the cookies are an assortment of what her heart dictated. But they were yummy, crispy n delightful.




Of course the recipe itself was very simple for her to comprehend and did not involve extensive preparation ! The tea-time was a happy mother-daughter bonding time !





source : here


Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour - 250 - 260 gms approx
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Butter, softened - 115 gms
  • Egg - 1
  • Sugar - 125 gms
  • Ripe bananas - 2 small ones - mashed
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Nuts/choco chips  - a fistful- your choice ( i used little almonds n pistachios)
My daughter striking a dainty pose !


How:-


Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until they are light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined. Tip in the mashed bananas, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.Add nuts or choco-chips if you wish for and mix well. Drop a spoon of dough per cookie in to the cookie sheet keeping them apart so that they can rise. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool. 








Enjoy !

31 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love cooking with kids and your daughter is surely a future talented cook like her mummy! Cookies sound very tasty!

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  2. Great to know that ur daughter made her own.. lovely..

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  3. Wow! How cute! I really want to taste these cookies, made by a little chef :)

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  4. They look delicious! Hats off to the littlest chef and her Mom <3

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  5. Sounds interesting and nice to know ur kid has made it

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  6. That's so sweet of your daughter...Came to Know from Priya Mahadevan, that we three share our daughter's names as Samyukta...Yummy looking cookies

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  7. amma, appa and me loved the pictures...the cookies do look yummy and i want a special batch done for me when i come there the next time.. proud of darling sammy..shes going great ways already following the footsteps of mommy dearest..

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  8. Oh wow a young baker at work... Nicely done kutty... Hats off to u!!!

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  9. She is so talented and the cookies turned out fabulous!

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  10. mmm..the cookies looks mouthwatering!

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  11. Wow .. little helper :) lovely cookies dear.

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  12. aaawww she is so adorable and those cookies not only look delicious but perfect!
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  13. Those are very very pretty! The touch from your little cute chef make them extra sweet :)
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  14. Yummy looking cookies. Excellent preparation.

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  15. lovely cute cookies...hope ur daughter had lot of fun making these....

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  16. When I read "Daughter" I was expecting some older not so young. She made you a proud mama. It is always nice watching your kids take baby steps. Kisses and hugs to her.

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  17. Cookies looks cute like your daughter. Very crispy, crunchy and perfectly prepared.

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  18. Very nice cookies done wid love....:)

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  19. Its so great to see the baking skills your daughter has with the lovely cookies.

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  20. wow...all the best wishes to the little chef..
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  21. She's gonna be a wonderful cook :) What a cute post :)
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  22. Priya, Kudos to your daughter for this preparation. At this age I was busy eating whatever my amma prepared ;)

    It is not long since I started to enter the kitchen. This preparation appears easy. I will try this.

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  23. Cookies look super delicious. I second Radhika and was surprised with the little one's photo. Kudos to her.

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  24. these are real treat and you have got such a talented little chef !! good luck to her...she really deserves a big applause

    sukanya

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  25. So nice, she is inspired from this stage itself...Make the best use of this moment to bond!!

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  26. wow...hats off to your sweety....!
    wonderful try with gorgeous result..:)
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  27. Kudos to the little baker.I think she has inherited her moms kitchen skills.My first cookie I am sure was not as good as this.I am bookmarking this recipe to try with my girl.

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  28. You can see the pride in her eyes...how adorable, and how nice that she wanted to be in the kitchen with you! I have three boys and RARELY get such companionship. Looks like a tasty cookie as well!

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