Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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.

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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!?

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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!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
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

Weekly Food Gawking

Baked Apple Crisp – genius idea!  I love baked apples.

Banana Carrot Cake – 2 of my favorite things combined.

Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes – Blondies x 100.  I need to make these!

Healthy Crock Pot Apple Crisp – I always need more crock pot recipes and this looks so easy and delicious.

So tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 25! I’m so old…

I’m so looking forward to this weekend.  Festivities include: shopping, massage, out to dinner, movies, gifts, and family.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Weekly Food Gawking

Here is what I have been drooling over at Food Gawker this week.

Top left: This dessert looks amazing.  Can’t go wrong with chocolate, banana and cookie butter spread.

Top right: I always forget about what a delicious combo chocolate and mint are.  Recipe can be found here. 

Bottom left: Chocolate and peanut cheesecake bars?!  Yes, please!  Make them here.

Bottom right: White chocolate and cream cheese!  Sounds rich, but amazing!  Devour them here.

I’ll let you know if I actually end up baking any of these.