Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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:

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1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 mashed bananas

1 egg

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.

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  1. Yum! A woman I used to work with made cookies like this all the time. She would sometimes add a little coconut to give it a different flavor. I’m like you–I don’t always eat or use the over-ripe bananas. It feels good to confess that!

  2. Those look yummy! I never let a banana go unused! I’ll freeze them if I have too! Next time why not try this wonderful recipe…

    http://knit1kids4.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/chocolate-friday-is-here/

  3. These sound fabulous! I have some over-ripe bananas on my counter right now that are just begging to be used!

  4. Those look fantastic!

  5. Great recipe! I always use mine up, but there are other food I let go bad all the time. I could kick myself when I do that!

  6. angela holland says:

    Those sound wonderful!! I’m going to have to try it out!!

  7. I bought bananas yesterday so I could make some bread or something.. I will have to try these.. and I’m just like you.. I buy them, then throw them.. sometimes I might throw they in the woods for the critters but most of the time straight to the trash.. I am really goin to try this weekend to do something with them.

  8. Those cookies look so good. Great picture.

  9. I don’t blame you…if I made banana bread everytime I got old banana’s, I’d be making a flippin lot of banana bread. These cookies look great though…glad you rescues those bananas!

  10. Your site is really cool. These cookies look yummy. I love anything with banana:)

  11. Oops forgot to say I’m stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a great Sunday.

  12. I’m the biggest offender when it comes to throwing away overripe bananas! I’ve finally let go of the guilt after several years of this wastefulness! :) this looks like a great recipe, thanks for trying it out and sharing!

  13. You have to make this

  14. My daughter is putting these in the oven as I type. For the record…..we all HATE overripe bananas. But, we just peel them and freeze in a bag for smoothies, my husbands awesome banana bread or any other recipe calling for bananas.

  15. I will often peel and then freeze bananas for smoothies.

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