Monday, June 20, 2011

Renu's Banchowal Cookies

As funky as its name is,this cookie that I came up with turned out super delicious.It has an interesting texture which I think works great.Have you ever wanted a cookie and a cake all in one?Here it is.It's got some crunch but is soft in the middle and the burst of flavors are divine.So give this recipe a shot and you'll know what I'm talking about.I almost forgot....Bachowal stands for Banana,chocolate chips and walnuts.

Renu's Bachowal Cookies

You'll need:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1stick unsalted,low fat butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup stevia or 1/4 cup agave nectar (agave is very sweet so use according to preference)
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats(optional)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted & coarsely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with non-stick baking spray or parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl,add flours with baking soda ,sugars and salt.Mix well with a whisk.In a separate bowl using  a hand mixer or stand mixer,beat butter until creamy,add in egg and beat for an additional 30 seconds.Once egg and butter are mixed well,add in vanilla extract and mashed bananas.Beat for another 20 seconds.Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.Once you have mixed the ingredients well (meaning no more dry flour at sight),fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.Incorporate all ingredients well.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter onto your cookie sheet spacing each about 2 inches apart.I usually spoon about 3 per row and 12 cookies per sheet.Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.Once cookies are done,let them sit for about 10 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.Once cooled,plate and serve.Cookies can be kept in room temperature for about 2 days.You can also freeze them if you wish to keep them longer.

These cookies are healthy and a great treat for your family and friends.Its low in sugars and sodium and thats what you want in a cookie.Something you can eat and not feel guilty about it.Hope you have a successful try and let me know what you think about this recipe.I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

With love for food and you,

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