2.18.2012

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies!


Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Nothing compares to a home baked cookie.  The aroma of peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies baking is intoxicating.  It draws anxious kids and adults alike to the kitchen hoping to grab one of the first warm cookies from the oven.

With the hundreds of thousands of cookie recipes in cookbooks, magazines, on food blogs, and passed down through generations of home cooks, there is a cookie recipe that appeals to everyone.  Add Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies to your list of must try cookies.  With a short list of ingredients, the peanut butter, chocolate, and banana flavors shine in this chewy cookie.

Bake a batch today.  The most inviting kitchen is one with a full cookie jar.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

adapted from this recipe from Bon Appetit, September 1999

makes about 30 (3-inch) cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, brown sugar, banana, egg, baking soda, vanilla extract, and cinnamon using a standing or hand held mixer.  Beat for about 3 - 4 minutes.  Add the chocolate chips and mix to just combine.

Drop by rounded tablespoons of dough on baking sheets about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 - 11 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and still slightly soft in the middle.  Cool on sheets for 2 - 3 minutes then transfer to a cooking rack.  Store in an air tight container for 3 - 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

3 comments:

chacha said...

These look great - looking forward to trying this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Just made these cookies tonight and they're delicious! I had to bake these cookies for around 14 minutes for them to cook almost all the way through.

EAT! said...

chacha - let me know how they turn out for you.

anonymous - glad you enjoyed the cookie recipe. I was about to make another batch myself.