I found the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously, this stuff is awesome. Waffle Cookies!
That’s right, I made these beauties on the waffle iron. No need to heat up the house with the oven. They are extremely easy, and I’m so nice I’ll share with you how it’s done.
Banana Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 ripe banana depending on size)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
First, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla, banana and egg. In another bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Finally fold in chocolate chips.
Heat up the waffle iron and drop approximately 1 inch (1 tbsp) spoonfuls onto individual waffle squares. Close the lid and heat for about 3 minutes (doesn’t take long!) Remove waffle cookies to a cooling rack. When cookies come off the waffle iron they will be soft, but will harden a bit as they cool.
Finally enjoy them! They are delicious! I took one, topped it with some strawberries, a little whipped cream, chocolate syrup and some slivered almonds for a fun banana split cookie dessert. Totally worth it. It was divine!
As far as homeschooling, yes, this recipe applied. It gave the girls a chance to do a little baking, we talked about the science idea of using heat to change things. It was also a lesson in creativity and doing things the unconventional way.
If you have some extra bananas, make sure you check out my post on dehydrated bananas, they are an excellent snack as well.
Have you ever baked something in a creative way? Tell me about it in the comments.