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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

banana chocolate chip cookies Dessert
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 18

Over-ripe bananas sitting on the counter? You know what to do. Bake up a sweet new treat for your family! Whip up a batch of this amazing recipe for the best banana chocolate chip cookies your family will love - all made from scratch. These cookies are soft and chewy with just the right hint of banana flavor peeking through, plus a perfectly light and tasty walnut crunch. Mix up a bowl of simple and delicious banana frosting using just a container of premade classic Betty Crocker frosting mixed with a banana to spread on your cookies. Top them with a sprinkle of either nuts, mini chocolate chips, or even a delightful combination of both to give them that final touch! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 10, 2020
Betty Crocker Frosting
Make with
Betty Crocker Frosting

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • Use a spring-handled ice-cream scoop to drop the dough and keep your cookies the same size. Cookies bake better when they are uniform in size and shape!
  • Remember these cookies require a bit of waiting time from step-to-step. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before frosting them to ensure the frosting doesn’t melt on the cookie. After you have frosted your cookies and topped them with nuts or chocolate chips, wait for your frosting to harden or become set before storing cookies between layers of waxed paper, plastic wrap or foil.
  • Instead of waiting for bananas to get overly ripe, we love to just keep an airtight freezer bag of frozen bananas in the freezer, so we always have a couple bananas ready to use for baking! To freeze bananas, choose a ripe or just slightly over-ripe banana to freeze and peel the banana before placing it in a freezer-safe bag. Make sure to get the air out before you seal and label the bag with the date frozen. When you are ready to use for baking, let the banana thaw for a few minutes on the counter before using as directed in your recipe. For more tips and tricks for freezing fruit that is ready to use for baking or smoothies, take a look at this helpful guide to freezing fresh fruit!
  • We love exploring more new and creative uses for bananas! Try out either our recipe for this banana bread coffee cake or this recipe for easy chocolate banana snack cake for more delicious ideas!
  • Are you looking for a sweet gluten-free banana treat? Try our recipe for gluten-free banana cupcakes that are a delicious family-favorite!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
31g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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