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Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

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As I have mentioned before I am a big sweets fan.  I always need something sweet after dinner and sometimes even lunch.  I had some really ripe bananas and I didn’t want to just toss them.  There are so many things you can do with them from ice cream to banana bread.  This time I wanted to make a cookie.  As soon as these cookies came out of the oven my kids were all over them.  I really think these cookies are by far the best cookies I have made.  I made them pretty big, but you can make them any size.  As soon as they come out of the oven you can either enjoy it with a cup of milk, coffee or a scoop of ice cream.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup of  dark brown sugar

1 egg, room temperature

2 large mashed bananas

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 cups of flour

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

pinch of ground nutmeg

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Blend with mixer ,butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

In a medium bowl, mash the bananas and baking soda together.  Let sit for about 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which will give the cookies a lift and rise.

Mix the banana mixture with the butter mix. Then sift  the flour, salt, and spices into the butter and banana mix and fold until just combined.

Fold into the batter the chocolate chips. Either use an ice cream scooper for big cookies or a tablespoon for smaller cookies. Place them on a baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on racks

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9 thoughts on “Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

  1. I never thought of putting banana in cookies, made cakes but not cookies. Will have to try that next time I have over ripe bananas. I like the step by step photos too 🙂

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