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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

WOW, what a yummy cookie! I found this recipe over at Squirrel Bakes and I just had to bake them. My boys absolutely LOVE Banana Nut Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies, so what better combination then to mix the two together. This recipe came from a Mrs. Fields Cookbook which of course I had to run over to Amazon and buy right away. I found the cookbook for only .01 cent and $3.99 shipping (what a deal). I am HAPPY and I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail. It will be just in time for planning my Christmas baking. (I do a TON of baking, making of cookies and all kinds of other goodies for the holidays). I am sure I will be sharing many more recipes from my new cookbook, make sure to come back and check them out.

One of my son's teachers asked for volunteers to make some goodies for a bake sale they are having at the Homecoming Football game and of course I was happy to sign up. Just another great excuse to allow me to bake, create and have a little fun in the kitchen. I am baking 3 kinds of cookies for the Bake Sale and this is the first one, Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies. The two other cookies will be White Chocolate Lemon Cake Cookies and Monster Cookies (no peanut butter) and/or regular Monster Cookies.
For all you Bloggers out there: For the Bake Sale I labeled the cookies with my logo and web address so that they could come here and find the recipes of the cookies they purchased at the Bake Sale.
For all the Bake Sale Customers: I hope you enjoy your cookies and Thank You for supporting Brethren Christian Junior High, enjoy the cookies and the recipes!
Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from recipe found at Squirrel Bakes from Mrs. Fields Cookbook
2-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup ripe banana, mashed
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, whisk to combine ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl combine sugars and mix till blended. Add in butter and beat till a grainy paste. Add in egg, vanilla, and mashed bananas, mix till blended, scraping sides as needed. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat till well blended.  Add in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts nuts just until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove cookies from pan and let cool completely on cooling rack. Makes 4-5 dozen.

Note from Squirrel Bakes: I found these cookies to serve best straight from the fridge. Weird I know, just try it, I promise. The banana is such a refreshing surprise, its almost like those frozen chocolate dipped bananas you get at the theme parks!  (I have not tried this yet, but I will)

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I am so excited that you made these cookies for the bake sale, I hope everyone enjoys them! You are going to love the cookbook, it was my very first and everything I have ever made from there is delicious!

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  2. Great idea for cookies. I am a banana bread and chocolate cookie lover so this ought to be grand. Thanks for linking up with me at Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. I may have to buy that cookbook too.

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  3. Tina, I have the exact same cookbook and I LOVE it! I agree with Debbie, everything I've made has been delicious. I somehow missed this recipe though although I have made her chocolate chip banana bread (not sure if that's from the same cookbook, if it is you have to try it!). I know these would be amazing as banana and chocolate is such a great combo. I love what how you packaged the cookies too - adding your blog address was a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with Cookbook Sundays!

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  4. Wow that book was a great buy. These banana nut chocolate chip cookies look great. Also love the sound of your lemon cake cookies - any chance you'll be sharing the recipe for those?
    Sue :-)

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