what’s cookin’, hot stuff?

PhotobucketWelcome to a new feature here in The Dungeon (at least temporarily *g*) that I like to call “What’s Cookin’, Hot Stuff?”

As you know, I’ll have a new Harlequin Desire out in June called HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR, & the heroine of this story runs a bakery called The Sweet Spot.  So I thought it would be fun to start posting recipes leading up to HIDDEN HEIR‘s release.

To start, I’m going to share a recipe for one of my favorite cookies.  This goody doesn’t actually appear in the book, but it totally could. :cookinme

Whenever I have over-ripe bananas, I make these.  They taste like banana-nut bread—only better.



1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas (3 or 4)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter & sugar.
Add eggs & vanilla. Mix well.
Add bananas by dropping thin slices into batter. Mix.
Add dry ingredients. Mix well.
Fold in the nuts (& white chocolate chips, if preferred).
Place teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until outer edges are golden brown.
Remove from the oven. Place on wire rack to cool.

(Makes about 5 dozen cookies.)


6 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Laura J. says:

    I’ve got to print out this recipe. I have 2 kids who devour banana nut bread whenever my mother in law makes it so I know they will love this!!

  2. Alex D says:

    omgosh that looks and sounds so delicious.. I’m drooling :eats
    and will be making this either tonight or tomorrow!!! :cookin

  3. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I made the most *amazing* Cinnamon Banana Walnut muffins the other day, and wondered why I don’t use bananas more often. Not my recipe but will have to repost – DELISH! :cookinme

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, now I want *that* recipe? Care to share? I could even post it here as part of the HIDDEN HEIR lead-up…or you could post it to the HappyBookers loop. I kinda forgot a note I was supposed to make about that :argh so watch for it at the end of next week’s recipe post.

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