Monday, April 29, 2013

Drunken Healthy Banana Orange Cranberry Craisin Cookies

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Honey... Healthy

Cranberries (even Craisins, dried Cranberries)... Healthy

Bananas... Healthy (and another reason to buy the BIG bunch of bananas so you have extra almost going bad brown bananas),

And a few other ingredients... Not so healthy.

BUT, at only 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, and PACKED with flavor, these are the best tasting almost healthy cookies I have ever tasted!  I did add a bit of Cointreau, the Orange flavored liquor, but you could easily substitute orange juice if you prefer Virgin cookies for the kids.

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 OK... Here's what I did...

Drunken Healthy Banana Orange Craisin Cookies

  • 3/4 Stick (6 TBS) Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • Zest from 1 Large Orange
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 TBS Cointreau Orange Liquor (Can substitute Orange Juice)
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Craisins (Dried Cranberries)
  • 1 Mashed Banana, old brown one
Cooking Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cream together the Butter, Sugar and Honey
  3. Add Flour
  4. Add Salt, Nutmeg, Baking Powder and orange zest
  5. Add Cointreau
  6. Add mashed Banana, Chocolate Chips, Walnut Pieces and Craisins
  7. Drop by rounded Tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until just starting to crisp on the outside. Inside will remain soft and chewy
  9. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely
  10. Serve with a COLD Glass of milk and ENJOY!


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1 comment:

  1. They look yummy. I should use old bananas for things like this more often.