Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

There are certain foods that just love each other…
peanut butter & jelly… bacon & eggs…. macaroni & cheese…
and bananas & chocolate!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies – photo by Nick

So when I saw a recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies on Rantings of an Amateur Chef’s Maggie Monday yesterday, I knew I had to try them.

And I had some perfectly over-ripe bananas on the counter just waiting to be used.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies – photo by Nick

I hesitated a bit messing with chocolate chip cookies, but when I read that these were more like muffin tops in their taste and texture, I was sold.

Be warned, these are not your normal chocolate chip cookie, and they taste nothing like my “almost famous” chocolate chips cookies, but they are a surprisingly delightful treat.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

Even Nick, who was skeptical with me messin’ with chocolate chip cookies, gave them a big thumbs up (and shared some of his photography talent by taking some of the photos I’m sharing today).

If you are looking for something different, and you love banana bread, muffins, and chocolate chips cookies, these are a must try.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookie & Milk – Photo by Nick

Here is the recipe as posted yesterday on Rantings of an Amateur Chef:

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
2 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, vanilla and bananas. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then gradually add this to the creamed mixture and blend well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill dough for at least one hour. Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2” apart on baking sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

 

10 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

  1. Now, I want to know what to do with my bananas. I hope they would reach the weekends because those are the times I could get a good light for the photos. 😀 Thanks for sharing, Jodi. These look so good.

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    • Hi Jhuls – I baked mine in the evening. With a white background and enough artificial light, I hope I achieved ok photos. You are right, though, that natural lighting is so much better. Our days here are much shorter right now 😦 BOO! It is dark at 5:30pm.

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  2. I simply do not understand why you are not 400 lbs. from all the delicious cookies and other fantastic sweets you post. They look so delicious! (As always!) If it is true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, you have got that down pat. LOL!

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    • So PJ, my friend, not 400 lbs, but I am VERY far from skinny.. Fat and happy I like to say, but seriously not so happy about the weight thing. Anyway – funny thing is, I love to bake, but I rarely eat the cookies. (My vices are my red wine and salty, crunchy things! And that MORE than makes up for the weight issue!) I had a half of one of these so I at least know what they taste like to write about. They go straight in the freezer where my hubby and son grab when the want, and I often share the goodies with my office, friends, hubby’s office, or anyone I can think of. My greatest joy in baking is sharing the treats and making others happy with them. 🙂

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  3. Well now I know what to do with those ripe bananas. Donnie loves banana bread & chocolate chip cookies!!!!! I think you need to work on a cook book my friend!!!
    Have a great day,
    Char ❤

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  4. Since when does putting anything in the freezer stop you from eating them? I’ve developed a taste for frozen things!!! These look so good and what a great use for old bananas which in my house seem to go from green to brown-speckled in about one day!

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