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:
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
1/2 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.