Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recently, it was my friend Sarah's birthday and of course, I made her something sweet :] She is much healthier than I, so when I asked what she liked to eat she responded with bananas and peanut butter! Sounds like something Elvis would eat... but delicious nonetheless!

I found a recipe for these cookies and the only problem was that they sounded a bit too chewy for my taste. I feel like banana flavored things are better cakey (banana bread? banana muffins??) rather than chewy. So I fixed up the recipe a bit and they turned out amazingly soft!

And it always helps when you have a couple of overripe bananas on hand!

 Recipe: Adapted from howsweeteats

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter- melted and cooled
6 tablespoons of peanut butter (I used creamy)- melted and cooled
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk + 1 egg- room temperature
2 teapsoons vanilla extract
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl.
Whisk together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined. Whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in mashed bananas, it will not be completely smooth. Gradually add in the flour mixture until it makes a dough. Fold in chocolate chips.

Place balls of dough onto nonstick baking sheet or parchment paper, but leave at least two inches apart as they will spread. Bake 12 minutes or until the edges are turning brown. Don't overbake because they are supposed to be soft and cakelike! Let cool completely as they are soft. Enjoy :]

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