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Absolutely Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (By Debbie Roppolo)

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Chocolate and peanut butter pair up with mashed bananas in this cookie recipe. Sound strange? The end result is a delightful cookie, slightly crunchy on the outside, with a moist, cake-like interior. For some reason, I'm unable to upload the video: Please go to: http://youtu.be/7MaMkIPTf3k and http://youtu.be/pZDInybLV0c to view the videos and
Ingredients
  Salted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 stick)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Creamy peanut butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Banana 1 , mashed to make 3/4 cup
  Dark brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Peanut butter chips/Chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Tollhouse)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.

In a mixer, blend together butter and peanut butter on low speed for approximately 2 minutes.

Add sugars and process until well combined. Add banana and continue to blend for approximately 2 more minutes.

Add eggs, vanilla and blend until eggs are well beaten and stirred into the mixture.

While the mixer is running, pour in chocolate/peanut butter chips, and process until the chips are completely stirred in.

**Stop the mixer and add flour/salt/baking powder combination. Mix until dough forms. (It will appear very soft)

Chill dough for 15 minutes.

After the dough is **chilled, drop by tablespoonfuls (I use a small, 2 diameter, ice cream scoop), 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and flatten the dough slightly with a fork

Bake at 350 degrees for *8 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.

Cool 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to complete the cooking process.

**This is optional. I have nerve damage in my right arm, so my coordination is off.

**I suggest keeping the dough chilled between batches.

*Oven temps vary, but twelve minutes was my cooking time.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids, Party
Ingredient: 
Peanut Butter
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
27 Minutes
Servings: 
24
Story
Remember those childhood sandwiches, the kind slathered with peanut butter and dripping with globs of delicious jelly, jam, or sometimes mashed banana? Ooey, gooey, deliciousness, right? Like the main character in my children's book (Amelia Frump and her Peanut Butter Loving, Overactive Imagination), peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. In this recipe, I combine two of my childhood favorites (peanut butter and bananas) with a new player: chocolate/peanut butter chips. The result is a cookie reminiscent of those childhood sandwiches, and a treat your children will want more of.
Subtitle: 
Amelia Frump's Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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