Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Cookies

My son made these tonight...Yum.  We improvised on a recipe...because he can't follow directions, just like his mom!  

Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Cookies

Recipe by Brian Dillman

½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 (3.4 oz) package instant banana pudding mix
1 T vanilla extract

2¼ cups all purpose flour
1 T baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp  nutmeg
½ tsp salt
1 (12 oz) package chocolate chips
1½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup dehydrated marshmallows (like that comes in instant cocoa)

Beat shortening and butter until creamy.  Add sugars and beat well.  Add eggs and beat until blended.  Add pudding mix and vanilla and beat until blended. 

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. whisk together (I never sift, I'm too lazy to do that). 

Add flour to butter mixture in mixer until blended.

Stir in chocolate chips, pecans and marshmallows.

Use cookie scoop to drop onto stone or baking pan. 

Bake at 375° for 10-12 mins.  Let set on baking pan for two mins and then move to cooling rack and let cool.  

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