I was at the thrift store the other day. They often have church cookbooks there and I am often tempted by them. For me, church cookbooks are more the tried and true recipes. They have more of the old fashion comfort food. It’s so hard for me not to buy one.
I know I’m a little odd but I read recipe books like most people read books. I love trying anything that I don’t normally try. I often end up with recipes that are a flop…but more often I end up with a recipe that I really like.
Anyway, there were three church cookbooks there. They ranged from $3 to $4. I ended up caving and I bought one.
When I got to the counter the lady said, “All books are on sale today for 10 cents.” It was all I could do not to run back and get the other two that I had been eyeing…but one was enough. I seriously, already have a cabinet full.
I settled on this one as it had the recipe books from 1951 and 1979 included in this large edition.
Once I was home I paged through it a few nights while I was eating supper. There were so many recipes I thought about trying and then one day…on the counter in front of me were some bananas that were way past their prime. I thought I remembered seeing a recipe in the book for banana cookies. I looked and YES..there was one. This one.
I decided to mix them up right away. I used butter in my version.
It is a thick dough.
I only had 1/2 of a bag of chocolate chips and the cookies really needed more chips. (The recipe only called for 1 cup but I put in more) So I dug in the cabinet and found some Reese’s Pieces.
I put them on top…here is how they looked coming out of the oven.
Here they were cooling on the rack.
So what did we all think of them??
We all liked them. They were good and my oldest childcare kiddos said, “I think they taste like muffin tops.” I think that was the perfect way to describe them.
We all gave them a thumbs up and I will for sure make these another day when we have bananas that need to get used up. I know I’m fooling mysel