I'll go ahead and start with these Banana Nutella cookies! I love love love Nutella, like borderline being on an Intervention episode.
Here's the recipe and what I though about it. ;)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
2 large ripe mashed bananas
4 tbsp Nutella
1 3/4 cup oats*
-Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
-Cut in shortening.
-Beat in mashed bananas and egg.
-Mix in oats.
-"Slice" the Nutella into the batter, I did this by dropping 4 tbsp randomly into the bowl and swirling it like a marble cake. The consistency is more like a drop cookie.
-I spooned 1 1/2 tbsp per cookie onto a greased baking sheet.
-Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Verdict: (6/10) I have to say i was VERY excited to make these cookies, given my current obsession with Nutella. The finished product was more like a bread and the texture was really lacking. I feel like the oats would have pulled it all together and really impacted the flavor and consistency of the baked cookie. The banana flavor was not as defined as i was anticipating and I will probably ad in a tsp of banana extract next time. Overall I was a little disappointed with these cookies but will be making them again soon!