Choco-damia Banana Cookies

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2009! Need a cookie for lunch boxes? Try a batch that stirs chocolate and banana with a time-saving cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

7
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
2/3
cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 small)
1
teaspoon instant coffee granules or crystals
1
egg
1
cup chopped macadamia nuts
2
or 3 drops orange or yellow food color, if desired
2/3
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting (from 1-lb container)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter and chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Stir in cookie mix, bananas, coffee granules, egg and nuts until well blended.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Stir food color into frosting. Place frosting in 1-quart food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small tip from corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle frosting over cookies.

Expert Tips

You can freeze these cookies tightly wrapped for up to two months. Wrap them individually so you can add them easily to lunch bags.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.