Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good news: I moved into a big girl apartment with my best friend!

Bad news:  We don’t have internet yet, which is why I haven’t posted any delicious recipes for you.

But thanks to our apartment complex’s computer center I’m here to deliver a delicious cookie recipe for you, and I think they’re well worth the wait, banana chocolate chip cookies!  You may remember my pumpkin chocolate chip cookie post from way back in December, these banana chocolate chip cookies use the same recipe.  I had a bunch of brown bananas on the verge of being too brown to eat so I decided to bake something delicious with them.  I didn’t want to make banana bread so I thought and about it and figured I should be able to substitute bananas for pumpkin, and ta-da, these cookies came to be.  Just like the pumpkin cookies these were a big hit, my dad said he liked them better and I must admit, they are pretty good.  In fact, they may be my new favorite (at least until I make the pumpkin ones again).

banana chocolate chip cookieStart out with the standard cookie making procedure, cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.  Mash up some brown bananas.  Then alternate adding the dry ingredients and the mashed bananas to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.  Stir in some chocolate chips.  Your dough should look like this (try not to eat all of the dough before you bake it)!

bcc dough on spoon

Plop spoonfuls of the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake them up.

bcc on rack

Enjoy with a nice glass of milk!

bcc cookie and milk

Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 stick butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup very ripe bananas – mashed (3 bananas for me)

1 cup chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet, but I’m sure any kind would be delicious)

1 cup nuts – optional (or an additional 1 cup of chocolate chips)

– Preheat oven to 350°

– Cream together the butter and sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla

– Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt

– Alternate adding dry ingredients and mashed banana to the butter/sugar mixture

– Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts

– Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheets

– Bake at 350° for 10-12 mintues

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