Chocolate Banana Cookies – Recipe

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If you have leftover bananas and don’t want to go the banana cake route why not try making a banana cookie. This was my first attempt at these and I was rather pleased with how they came out. I will note that they are a very soft cookie so if you don’t like your cookies to have a slightly muffiny texture these will not be the treat for you.

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chocolate banana cookies

Chocolate Banana Cookies

Makes 48

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Make the Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attached cream together the butter and two sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, mixing well. Then the vanilla and mashed banana. The batter will look a bit curdled but don’t worry.
  • Pour in the flour mixture and beat on low just until combined.
  • Remove from the stand and stir in the chips and nuts until evenly distributed.

drop dough on prepared sheet

  • Drop the batter onto the prepared sheets with a medium cookie scoop. If you don’t have a scoop use two spoons.

flatten dough balls

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  • Flatten the dough balls with a glass.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes until set.
cool chocolate banana cookies on wire rack
Yes, they look like little cow pies. Dust them with powdered sugar and they look much better
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool

chocolate banana cookies

  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

How Were the Chocolate Banana Cookies?

I really liked them. They are not too sweet and the banana flavor comes through quite strongly.
They are a very soft, cake like cookie and the nuts add a touch of crunch and help to bring an additional flavor dimension. The chips add another layer of chocolate. Another use for overripe bananas other than a bundt cake.

 

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