It is raining today and the weather has cooled down.
And when I mean cooled down I mean that Thursday it was 90F and today it is 56F. Yeah that is cooling.
And because I spent the night last night on a friend’s couch. She had surgery several weeks ago and wasn’t feeling well and her hubby is out of town and so I stayed there and kept her company. And you know, other people’s houses have different sounds and there was a cat that decided that she just HAD to sleep on my feet. So I didn’t sleep as well as I might have.
And I am tired and crabby.
So that means that you need a recipe for one of my favorite bar cookies. These are my childhood. Yum. They have chocolate in them.
And since I really don’t like bananas all that much in their natural state and definitely not in things like salad or, shiver, jello then there has to be something to do with them when they get all nice and squishy. Yes, I know I could make a smoothie with them.
Have I ever mentioned that I really, really, really don’t like smoothies? Blech.
So, you have to make these. You won’t regret it. You will be hooked.
Fear not the sugar.
I am sure that Julia Child would agree with me if she were here.
Cream the butter and sugar together until they have been married about 50 years.
And just as an aside. Who grafted my mother’s hands onto my wrists.
Seriously. Those are her fingers I am telling you!!!
Then you add the dry ingredients but I forgot to take a picture of that step. You all are smart and I am sure that you can do this without the pictures.
You can can’t you…….
And finally, my favorite part.
Oh yes, the little morsels of chocolate goodness. Dump them into the bowl and mix them in by hand. I find that if you mix them in with the mixer it doesn’t get the chips evenly distributed in the batter and it breaks the chips up a bit and you don’t want that.
When you are all done then dump the batter into a greased 9x13 pan, glass preferable, and bake them for 25-30 minutes at 350F. They should be browned on top but don’t bake them so long that they dry out.
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