Not so Crackly Banana Cake Batter Cookies
Is it possible to bake bitterness into cookies? I’m pretty sure it is: these are my proof. For break my dad and I were going to go to New York and go to a bunch of different bakeries- or at least I had this planned out in my head- until my parents made alternate plans for us and themselves. And these are the aftermath: I-Hate-Vegas-Cookies. My conclusion is that you can bake bitterness into cookies, and bitterness is something that will turn supposed-to-be-crackly-cookies into flat cookies.
1 package banana cake mix
1/3 canola oil
Combine all in a standard mixer.
Peanut butter insides
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Mix together with a standard mixer.
Now make a conga-line of your cookie dough, peanut butter filling, and a bowl of powdered sugar.
Take a ball of cookie dough and flatten it:
Put the peanut butter filling onto the cookie:
Fold the sides over and roll the cookie into a ball:
Then roll it in the powdered sugar:
Place it on the baking sheet:
Then press down lightly with a spoon or spatula (I’d say spatula– less dishes in the end!)
Put in the fridge until hardened, I did it for about 20 minutes then baked them.. Wa-La!
On my second-go-around I got a little more creative and used tape to separate the different cookies. I tried it with a plain peanut butter filling, a plain banana cake cookie rolled in powdered sugar, and the filling shown above (my favorite).
Of course I had to peal off the tape right before it went in the oven, but it was a great reminder of wich cookies where made with what.