Wildcard Winner

Lil's Favorite One-Bite Banana Cookies

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Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.

Today: Banana, coconut, and curry -- in cookie form.

One Bite Banana Cookies from Food52

WHO: Gingerroot is a mom, art educator, foodscaper, and a longtime Food52er who lives in Hawaii.

WHAT: The perfect mix of sugar and spice, in bite-sized cookie form.

HOW: Cream your butter and sugar, add your banana, fold in dry ingredients. Drop onto your sheet tray and bake. Serve with a glass of milk.

WHY WE LOVE IT: We love that gingerroot's daughter is into these; the banana and coconut make them easy to love, while the curry powder and salt make them sophisticated, special. We would have never thought to add curry powder to our cookies -- and we're sure glad that gingerroot did!

Lil's One-Bite Banana Cookies by gingerroot

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup mashed ripe banana (from one small or 1/2 of a larger banana), in a bowl
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
Fleur de sel for sprinkling 

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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about 1 year ago JadeTree

Brilliance! I will make these with my children this weekend. Congrats!

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about 1 year ago Kukla

Many congratulations gingerroot! I like the WhildCard win because it’s such a wonderful unexpected surprise, which makes your day bright and happy!

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about 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Hurrah and yippee! Go Jenny!!!

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about 1 year ago gingerroot

Yippee! Thanks to the editors for choosing these and ladies for your kind comments. I was so happy I found a way to get my daughter to enjoy flavors she typically dislikes. Nothing like a little food magic!

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about 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Whoop! yay for your win and for these cookies! They look super easy too, I think even I can manage them!!!

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about 1 year ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Cool! Congratulations, gingerroot!

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about 1 year ago EmilyC

Hooray on the WC win -- these look fabulous! Congrats to you and your daughter! : )

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about 1 year ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congratulations! I have to admit banana stuff isn't my favorite, but with the addition of curry and coconut I'm pretty sure I'd love these.