Chewy HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER BANANA COOKIES are a twist on your peanut butter cookie recipe. Made with no butter and less sugar, they make a great snack!
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, using a fork smash the banana(s) so that the mixture becomes creamy and smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, bananas, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy best if using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
Using a cookie dough scooper or making the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in white granulated sugar if you desire and place on to baking sheet.
Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and creating a criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.
Recipe adapted from Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies.