Honeyed Banana Berry Cake Cookies

Does anyone else feel kind of sad that the Olympics are ending?  I’m a total Olympics geek this year, which is totally weird for me because it’s the only time I watch sports on TV, with the exception of baseball, and actually enjoy it.  This is also the one and only time I feel good about watching TV every single night for hours upon hours.   Realistically, the TV will probably now go off until new episodes of Revenge start in September :)

I have a somewhat healthy cookie recipe for you here…..and the best part is that it only requires 4 ingredients – and not one of those 4 ingredients is butter!  These are fluffy, cake-like cookies,… so if crispy cookies are your thing…then these won’t really be your thing :)  I like both types – I don’t discriminate when it comes to my desserts.  When it comes to cookies, in general, more fat in the recipe equals a flat, more crispy cookie.  Less fat equals puffier, cake-like cookies.  Just a little tip for you!  Bananas are a great alternative to egg in a recipe.  They seem to always provide the best density similar to eggs in certain cookie recipes.  These babies come out of the oven very moist and flavorful!

  Enjoy!

Honeyed Banana Berry Cake Cookies.  Healthier than using oil or butter!

INGREDIENTS:

1 box yellow cake mix

4 large bananas, mashed (about 2 1/2 Cups)

3/4 Cup dried blueberries

 2 Tablespoons honey

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place all ingredients into stand mixer and beat until just combined.  The dough will seem sticky, but that is OK.  Use a cookie scoop and scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 11-15 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Recipe source:  adapted from picky-palate.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

19 Responses to “Honeyed Banana Berry Cake Cookies”

  1. August 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM #

    These look wonderful! I’ve never had a cakey-cookie like this before! Softness is key when I’m baking cookies. :)

    • August 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM #

      They kind of reminded me of when I made pumpkin cookies – extremely soft and cakey!

  2. August 11, 2012 at 9:50 PM #

    Healthy cookies?! Sign me up!

    • August 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM #

      The best kind of cookies! :)

  3. August 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM #

    Adore healthy sweet treats. These cookies look wonderful.

  4. missy
    August 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM #

    I love your website Ashley!

    • August 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

      Thanks sissy Missy!

  5. August 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

    I love the look of these cookies. I have dried blueberries in the pantry so these would be perfect but I just don’t know what yellow cake mix is. Would that be like a standard packet cake mix?

    • August 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM #

      Yeah, just a standard box with a packet of cake mix in it..like Betty Crocker or Pillsbury yellow cake mix. Any brand will work :) Let me know if you have any more questions!

  6. August 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM #

    Neat! I never thought of using cake mix to make cookies or cake batter at all for that matter. I love cakey cookies more than crispy ones for sure.

    Yeah.. I’m also sad the Olympics ended :( But there’s going to be another one in 2 year! :)

    • August 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM #

      That’s true! I’m sure the 2 years will fly by. Thanks so much for your comment!

  7. August 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM #

    Mmmm…these cookies are calling my name! I love the dried blueberries thrown in! :)

    • August 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM #

      Thanks, Christina! They are so easy to make :)

  8. August 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM #

    these cookies look so delicious!

    • August 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM #

      Thank you so much for commenting!

  9. August 23, 2012 at 8:46 AM #

    Hi! These look wonderful and simple enough to make. I was wondering, how many cookies does this recipe make?

    Thanks in advance:D

    • August 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM #

      Hey! It made about 4 dozen cookies for me. I should really start putting that info in my posts…thanks for commenting!

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