I’m the type of person that thinks fruit is not a dessert. Sorbet? Fruit tarts? No thanks, give me a real dessert! Bananas, however, are the exception.
I love banana desserts. Chocolate and banana go together like peanut butter and jelly. Banana’s are super sweet and high in carbs so no wonder I love them. This recipe doesn’t require a mixer and is super fast to put together. These cookies taste like banana bread and who doesn’t love banana bread!?
I love cookies that are cake-like. These cookies are super light and fluffy so you could eat like 10 in one serving. This recipe includes 1 mashed up banana in it and wow, what difference it makes!
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 medium ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, banana and vanilla.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop by the tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 9-11 minutes. Enjoy.
Adapted from: Taste of Home: Cookies