Chunky Banana-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have super-ripe bananas? Make super-size cookies frosted with easy-to-make banana frosting.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 18

2 1/2
ripe medium bananas
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)
1/4
cup chopped walnuts and/or miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Mash 2 of the bananas to measure 1 cup mashed; reserve remaining 1/2 banana. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs and mashed bananas with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • 2 Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until set and edges begin to turn light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Mash enough of remaining 1/2 banana to measure 2 tablespoons mashed. In medium bowl, stir frosting and mashed banana until smooth and spreadable. Spread each cookie with about 1 tablespoon frosting. Sprinkle 1/4 cup walnuts over frosted cookies.

Expert Tips

Using a spring-handled ice-cream scoop to drop the dough ensures cookies of the same size that bake evenly.

Allow frosting to harden or become set before storing cookies between layers of waxed paper, plastic wrap or foil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.