Chunky Monkey .... in a good way!!
Chunky Monkey Cookies (Kid 2 was 9lb when she was born, I referred to her as my little chunky Monkey)
Chunky Monkey (from Urban Dictionary)⠀
noun: the object of a chubby chaser's affection. Never refer to another person as a "chunky monkey" unless-
A. you know the person very well, so much so that said person would not be offended by being called one, or-
B. you can run very fast and will never see the person again.
A. come on over later, my little chunky monkey!
B. baby, you are a chunky Monkey!
🍪Note to file if you have a million things to do on your today list and no time to do it, head over to urban dictionary to procrastinate a little bit more.
I actually love these cookies for the freezer. September is around the corner so I'm starting to stuff the freezer. I'm working on a few projects in September I'm excited tell you about but we will wait until then. Do you love surprises or hate them. I kinda hate them, I prefer to know everything. I was totally the kid that unwrapped gift, I google spoiler alerts and read the end of books. No spoiler here .... just make the cookies ... your welcome!!!
Chunky Monkey banana cookies
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced (+ slices for topping, optional)1/2 cup almond butter (can sub peanut butter if not paleo)1/4 cup water1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup almond flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup dark chocolate chips1/4 cup chopped walnuts1/4 cup coconut1/4 cup raisins
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add the banana slices, almond butter, water, and vanilla to a large bowl and beat with electric beaters until mostly smooth. Add the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and beat until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut, and raisins.
Drop the dough (it will be sticky) into 12 equal mounds on the baking sheets. Press a banana slice into the top of each cookie to flatten it out a little.
Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden then remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool.
Serving Size is 1 cookie
Serves 12 Amount Per Serving
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Kid 2 .... my little Chunky Monkey .... probably the last time she allowed me to post pictures!!!