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

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Mar. 04, 2012

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.

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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
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 12 Minutes
Servings: 24

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 215Calories from Fat 89

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 196 mg8.17%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 14 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet