Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hummingbird Cookies

We recently found a hummingbird nest in our backyard and have been enjoying watching the hummingbirds grow up. They have inspired me to make a hummingbird cookie! I took the flavors of hummingbird cake and turned it into a cookie.

Banana was the overwhelming flavor, so next time I will add more pineapple juice and perhaps even chunks of pineapple for a truer hummingbird cookie. Like a hummingbird, this cookie was light and airy and very much like a muffin top. Young children would absolutely love this cookie for its softness and light flavor.

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup pineapple juice

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add in egg and vanilla and beat. Mix in banana and pineapple juice.
Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
Drop spoonfuls of dough on to the cookie sheets.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.
Yields 12.


  1. The hummingbirds are precious! I bet the babies are really tiny- I'd love to find a nest. Your cookies look good too- I haven't had hummingbird cake in a while!

  2. Sorry, im kinda ignorant here.. But is the hummingbird cake inspired by hummingbirds?? And you captured those precious things really well! :)

  3. I'm not too sure what inspired hummingbird cake, but I do know my hummingbirds made me think of hummingbird cake and an idea to turn them into cookies :)

  4. my wife loves humming birds, being from the south I grew up with them always around, In New Jerey we do have them but they don't seem to be around as much....your cookies do sound delicious, and I certainly would love a few right now!

  5. My friend makes an awesome hummingbird cake! I should convince her to make these too, they look great, thanks!

  6. wow, I've never heard of these - great to know!

  7. Oh how adorable! My Mom has a hummingbird feeder in the back yard and we always watch them! It would be awesome to discover a nest!