Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m generally not a huge fan of banana products, outside eating an actual banana, but these cookies were fantastic.  I didn’t have any on hand, but next time I’ll be adding in some peanut butter chips as well. You’ll want to make sure you use overripe bananas for these, the kind you’d otherwise probably throw away, because they’ll have the most flavor.

I started with this recipe from AllRecipes.com, and only modified it slightly by using brown sugar instead of white.

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – Makes about 3 dozen

  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease cookie sheets, or line them with parchment.

In a medium bowl, sift together your dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

In your mixer, beat together your butter and sugars. When they’re light and fluffy, add in your eggs and vanilla, and mix until incorporated.

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Using the dry-wet-dry method, add in half your dry ingredients, followed  by the bananas, and finishing off with the rest of the dry ingredients. Don’t mix the last part in completely – leave a little bit of flour visible, because you don’t want to over-mix before adding in the chips. Add the chips and mix until just combined.

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Drop the dough by spoonfuls on to the prepared cookie sheets, and bake for 12-15 minutes. They’ll turn slightly golden on the edges, but not really. And contrary to one of the pictures below, they will not be turning more yellow.

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Let them cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to finish.

These are an Evil Rating of 2, because they have bananas in them, so it makes them healthy. (Right?) They also don’t have as much butter in them as some of my other recipes :) And I will for sure be making these again, with those peanut butter chips…

Now, for your further entertainment, cookies on cute background paper :)

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4 comments

  1. What a nice idea!

    1. Thanks, they’re certainly a good way to use bananas that have been sitting uneaten for too long :)

  2. Your cookies look fabulous and I am going to say banana makes them much healthier :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Haha, thanks :-D

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