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Lil's Favorite One-Bite Banana Cookies

October 16, 2013

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

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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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JadeTree October 17, 2013
Brilliance! I will make these with my children this weekend. Congrats!
Kukla October 16, 2013
Many congratulations gingerroot! I like the WhildCard win because it’s such a wonderful unexpected surprise, which makes your day bright and happy!
fiveandspice October 16, 2013
Hurrah and yippee! Go Jenny!!!
gingerroot October 16, 2013
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!
aargersi October 16, 2013
Whoop! yay for your win and for these cookies! They look super easy too, I think even I can manage them!!!
drbabs October 16, 2013
Cool! Congratulations, gingerroot!
EmilyC October 16, 2013
Hooray on the WC win -- these look fabulous! Congrats to you and your daughter! : )
hardlikearmour October 16, 2013
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.