I have a confession. I don’t always use the bananas that get too ripe on my counter. I watch them spot and darken and shrivel. Then, instead of baking them into banana bread, I throw them away. There. Now you know the kind of person I am.
But the other day, I did rescue some old bananas from certain garbage. I wasn’t in the mood for Banana Bread or Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Orange Glaze, so I did a search on Tasty Kitchen and came up with this recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 mashed bananas
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 bag
(The recipe only called for 1 cup of chips, but we like lots of chocolate.)
Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer bowl. Add the eggs and bananas. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet or stone. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
The cookies are soft and cake-like. The combination of chocolate and banana is complemented by the touch of cinnamon. I’m a bit ashamed to admit that we ate the whole batch of cookies in one afternoon/evening. But I started out with confessions, so I may as well end that way too.