Baking with B: Chocolate Banana Cookies

KBB_baking_chocolate_banana_cookiesYou guys, I have the solution for banana bread boredom- you know, when you use so many overripe bananas you start to get sick of baking with them? (I know right? How could you get sick of banana bread? Or these banana muffins.)

Enter the chocolate banana cookie, the cookie that tastes like chocolate cake, with just a hint of banana flavor. This cake-like cookie even has the stamp of approval from my co-worker Lucy who, to the best of my knowledge, has never consumed a piece of fruit. Like ever.

Try these! They’re easy and yummy and I promise you’ll never feel like you’re in a rut baking with bananas again.

Chocolate Banana Cookies (yields 60)

1 c. margarine or butter, softened

1 c. brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 c. mashed banana

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. cocoa

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips (optional)

Cream margarine and brown sugar together in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add banana. Beat well until mixed.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Gradually add to banana mixture until well blended.

If desired, add chocolate chips. (This is highly desired.) Stir until evenly distributed. Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350F oven for about 14 minutes.

Happy baking!



Baking with B appears every other Monday on the Keeping Busy with B Blog. Find out why I like baking so much here. For more of my baking, click here. And for even more recipe inspiration, check out my Pinterest full of food eye candy that will have you licking your computer. Promise.

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