Sunday, August 6, 2017

222 Cookies

2 Bananas
2 single-serve Applesauce (8 oz total)
2 cups Almond Meal (or nut-free flour of your choice)
1/2 pkg Chocolate Chips (dark chocolate mini-chips this time)

Blend the bananas and applesauce, working up to a higher speed to build a bit of air into the mixture. Store in the fridge overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Scrape the mixture into a bowl, add the flour and chips and stir gently.

Spoon onto a cookie sheet and tamp down a bit to make into a cookie shape. These will not flatten though they may rise a little. The more air you can hold in the mixture, the more bread-like the result will be.

Bake 15 minutes. Flip each cookie, rearranging as needed if some are darker than others. I found the right and left edge cookies were baking faster even with the convection on. Bake another 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool. The middles will continue baking as they are cooling.

I usually use parchment paper under my dough when they first bake and probably should have done that again this time. They stuck a bit to the cookie sheet and required some work to flip. Leaving this in the fridge overnight is optional. It allows the banana to thicken, but probably isn’t necessary for a good cookie. I was inspired by the chocolate eclairs on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and wanted something similar. Not up to a replacement for choux pastry - yet. 😋

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