Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These banana chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of a muffin and a cookie.
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
They’re soft … and moist … and not too sweet … so the banana flavor really comes through.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
FYI: you could make them without the chocolate chips (GASP! I don’t know why you’d want to do that, but it’s an option, if you were trying to punish yourself or something). 🙂 Of course, walnuts are also optional.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon Mix completely
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prepare your bananas. The more ripe they are, the better banana flavor your cookies will have. Peel, and mash them with a fork.
See those bananas lurking in the background? They didn’t make the cut because they weren’t ripe enough, yet. I’m a demanding cook!
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
In another large bowl, cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter, 1 cup brown sugar, ¾ cup white sugar, and beat until light and fluffy.
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Add 2 eggs, and beat for 2-3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Beat in the mashed banana and ½ teaspoon vanilla.
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Make sure everything is well mixed
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Add dry ingredients, and mix just until incorporated.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fold in 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used a combination of mini chips and regular-size chips) and 1 cup chopped walnuts (if desired).
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared pans, and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until desired shade of golden brown.
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, and then …
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
… transfer to wire cooling racks.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Enjoy with a glass of milk.
Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
YUM!

Free Printable Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time28 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups 16 ounces – 3 or 4 whole bananas mashed bananas
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips I use a combination of mini chips and regular-size chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix completely.
  • In another large bowl, cream butter and sugars, until light. Add eggs and beat for 2-3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in banana and vanilla making sure everything is well mixed.
  • Add dry ingredients, and mix just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared pans, and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until desired shade of golden brown.
  • Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire cooling racks.