It’s a cookie and giveaway kind of day. Simple as that.

The kind folks over at BigKitchen asked me if I would like to review a product and host a giveaway. Yes! And then they said I could pick. I was like a kid in a candy store, but an older kid, that has had almost every flavor of Jelly Belly’s who wasn’t going to stuff just any thing in their mouth for the sake of having it. I meandered over the wide variety of items at BigKitchen and finally sent a few options to Malerie and asked her to surprise me. I didn’t want to choose something I already had, or something I would only use once in a while. I wanted to actually make use of the offer – and shortly there after I received my first Silpat.

Since the Silpat first caught my eye, I have wanted one A) because I hate wasting parchment paper when I’m randomly whipping up cookies (yes, I am that cheap) and B) because the whole idea of it interested me. It can go in the oven over and over again? What magic is this? A Silpat to a baker induces the kind of joy I imagine a cloak of invisibility does for one H ‘Wand Waving” Potter. My first thought was cookies, then I realized just how much I would be able to use this for. I whipped out CakeLove and thought about biscuits, thoughts about a rolled cake from SprinkleBakes, and even pulled out my underutilized copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and thought bout how awesome fresh bread always makes the house smell. Since it’s arrival I have used it for three different baking projects and been more then happy with every one. Now I just need more sizes. 😉 (as my Poppop would say, “Typical woman!”)




Peanut Butter Banana Honey Cookies

from Cookie Cravings


  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/4 teas cinnamon
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream peanut butter
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats

For the glaze:

  • 3 tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs honey


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinammon.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and egg. Mix until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add the banana and mix again.

Slowly pour in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the oats and mix for 20 seconds.

Using a small ice cream scoop, or two tablespoons, drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches from one another. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let baking sheet cool on wire rack 2 minutes before removing cookies to cool on wire rack completely.

When cookies have cooled, make the glaze by whisking the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk, and honey in a bowl until smooth. While the cookies are on a wire rack over a sheet of parchment paper to catch the run off, drizzle the glaze over the cookies.




  1. PB& Honey cookies? Sounds pretty much perfect. I love Silpats – they really do make a difference!

  2. I thought the collapsible measuring cups and spoons were pretty neat. Especially after one look in my over-stuffed drawer full of cooking supplies.

  3. I am a huge silpat fan myself (I splurged and bought some a few months back) but it was the cookies that brought me here! Honey, banana and PB? Fantastic.

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  10. Christine says:

    I pinned these delicious cookies! i can’t wait to try them, PB, honey AND bananas are 3 of my favorite ingredients!

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  12. Christine says:

    I love the silpat mats! I don’t personally own them but have used my aunts’ and get a little disappointed every time I have to pull out another sheet of parchment paper. It’s time to upgrade! Thanks for the giveaway BigKitchen and Pass the Sushi!

  13. The website is quite loading properly, but of what I’ve seen, I think I need to pick the silpat mat! I really want one!

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  15. Honestly, if I could choose anything at Big Kitchen, I would probably choose a Silpat also because I have always wanted to try them! These cookies look so yummy!

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  21. Wow, what a cool site. There were quite a few things there that would have a really good home in my kitchen. One item that caught my attention was the Nordic Ware Non-Stick Cake Lifter Spatula. This would really save me from my usual balancing act when trying to transfer a cake.

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  23. The coolest thing I saw was definitely the cuisipro deluxe red decorating pen!

  24. The onion goggles are really cute!

  25. I’m always in search of a fabulous ice cream scooper – I love the look of their Animal House Whale Spade Ice Cream Scoop

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  32. Debbie Jennings says:

    Thanks so much for tuning us on to Big Kitchen…awesome site! Love the Artland Simplicity Glass Flavor-Infusing Pitcher! Thanks for the drawing opportunity as well.

  33. I love the big picnic basket they have. Have always wanted one of those!! I would make these delicious cookies and go on a picnic!!

  34. Anything Nordic Ware…

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  36. What yummy oatmeal cookies, Kita! And nice giveaway, too (I own plenty of Silpats, so I’ll let someone else take my entries :)).

  37. I LOOVE the Benringer Fancy Turning Spiral Veggie Slicer!! And the Vitamix 🙂

  38. Aww snap! These cookies sound a-mazing! I adore my Silpat – I even accidentally bought a full-sheet pan one because I was so excited to buy one. Good thing I work in a restaurant where we only use full-sheet pans all the time =)

  39. The coolest thing at Big Kitchen is the Progressive Measuring Flour Sifter- LOVE!

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  41. I pinned this recipe and cannot wait to try it!

  42. WoW! Banana cookies! Sound like a new treat…thanks for the recipe..can’t wait to try.

  43. These look really good! I love Peanut Butter, Honey, and Banana Sandwiches, so making that combination in cookie form is definitely up my alley.

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