So today is my birthday. Yup, all mine. And this year, instead of a cake, I made cookies. Yummy, delicious cookies.
Wanna know what kind? Ok, I’ll tell you. I made Banana Chocolate Chips Cookies. Oh. Em. Gee.
So, I have always loved banana chocolate chip muffins and loaves, and often wondered if there was a cookie version. So, one day I sat down and asked Google to find it. This is what we found:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 very ripe banana, slightly mashed (I will probably use 2 the next time, because I like the flavor a lot)
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter or line 2 baking sheets.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine. Mix in the banana and chocolate chips until just combined.
Drop by the tablespoons onto the baking sheet, spacing dough an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove to cooling racks.
Holy smokes! These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever baked. And that’s saying a lot because I don’t do a lot of baking. The banana flavor is not overwhelming at all. I may use two the next time to intensify the flavor.
I owe a HUGE shout out to Natasha over at Houseful of Nicholes. She is doing this awesome blog hop of delicious cookie recipes and I am so happy to participate again. Search for #HousefulOfCookies for more great recipes from other bloggers.
Psst, this is SO not my recipe. You can find it and more here.