Friday, January 28, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know what it is about chocolate and banana, but they are two flavors that don't get mixed together as often as they should. Kind of like chocolate and orange, if you want to know what happy tastes like, it tastes like chocolate and orange. Anyway, I chose these to make today because A) I wanted something with chocolate and B) I had all the ingredients. I love it when that happens!

The recipe is from this:

If you remember my last post, you'll remember me raving about the 2008 version of this book. This version, is just as good if not better. Not only does it have a great array of different holiday/non-holiday cookies, it also has recipes for truffles, candies, and fudges. Seriously, it was a lifesaver this past Christmas, and if you can still find it on the shelves you should definitely pick it up.

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1 cup (6 oz.) cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1) In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, banana, and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.

2) Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 F. for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

EASY AS PIE! Seriously, this is the best banana cookie recipe I've used yet. The only problem I had, was that the dough was still quite runny after adding in the chips, so I had to add like 3 small fistfuls of flour to tighten it up. They came out wonderful though, they have a light crunch but the inside is ooey gooey and filled with banana and chocolate goodness. Perfect for a lazy Friday afternoon, or any other day ending in Y. 


Lisa said...

What a delicious looking cookie. I've had banana muffins before but never these. I have a linky party on my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this recipe up.

Honey said...

Hi... Thanks for the comment. Yes, banana in a blondie! I was shocked too, some people even add coconut. Looks like a good recipe without crazy amounts of butter.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I came across this recipe and decided to try it out myself. Let me just say that I'm in heaven right now with how YUMMY these cookies are! I went ahead and added some walnuts to the batter as well :9 Oh and I doubled it and made cookie bars which came out tasting even better! Thanks for sharing the recipe :D!

Lainey said...

I'm glad you tried the recipe out! You know, if I'd had walnuts on hand, I so would have added them. I'll have to try them in bar form next time.

Rose Silver said...

Banana and chocolates seems to be a new combination for me since I am used of banana and peanut butter. I will try this tomorrow.

Lainey said...

Mmmmmm....PB & Bananas, now that's a cookie I'm going to have to make.

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking this up at Sweets for a Saturday. I hope you'll be able to join in again.

Melanie Schoenhut said...

This is so yummy! I love banana and chocolate and this combination seems to be great for tomorrow's dessert.

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