Photo Updated February 2013
I’ve made my fair share of banana bread and banana muffins. I love them both, but sometimes you are just in the mood for something different. I had some overripe bananas, and for some reason, I couldn’t get the thought of banana cookies out of my mind. Strange, because I don’t think I have ever had a banana cookie before!! I searched the internet and found many, many recipes, and surprisingly, for the most part, they were all similar. I decided to go with a recipe from allrecipes.com (surprise, right?? since that is where so many of my recipes come from!!) From the reviews, I figured that these cookies would be more cake-like than regular cookies – kind of like the texture of a pumpkin cookie. I went for it – they were super easy, and although they are not something I would crave all of the time, they were very good. I cut the chocolate chips from 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups because I wanted the banana to be the star, but if I were to make these again, I would maybe even cut them back a little further but use mini chocolate chips so they would be more evenly distributed.
Easy banana cookies made from ripe bananas.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease cookie sheets and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the four, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In another bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs. Beat in the vanilla and mashed bananas. Stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until starting to brown on the edges.
- from allrecipes.com