Banana Cookies

I usually make banana bread when there are a bunch of black bananas staring me in the face.  The cookie jar was empty so I opted for a banana cookie.  The problem with banana cookies is that they always end up more cake like than crispy.  They are really good but I wanted them to be more like a chocolate chip cookie with a banana flavoring.

I always make a lot of cookies so the recipe can be cut in half. 

2 cups flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. baking soda

3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs at room temperature

1 tbsp. vanilla

3 black bananas

1 cup old fashioned oats

24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375…I ended up cranking it up to 400 because the cookies took so long to cook. 

Whisk together the flours, salt and baking soda in a bowl.  With an electric mixer beat the butters and sugar until they are almost pale and fluffy.  Add in the eggs, vanilla and then the bananas.  Beat thoroughly.  Mix in the flour.  Mix in the oats and chocolate. 

On a parchment lined cookie sheet drop the cookies about the size of an ice cream scooper.  Bake about 12-15 minutes.  Voila.ln


Comments (Archived):

  1. daryn

    We just had banana bread for breakfast today. I prefer my cookies chewy over cakey too, but sounds like a recipe worth experimenting with!

  2. chefbikram

    Maybe add egg whites? Also 3 sticks of butter? Really? Why? One of the food magazines did a rigorous test and healthy butters like Brummel and Brown did as well as butter — WAY healthier. Even canola oil will impart moisture. We have a GREAT banana bread recipe that calls for NO oil or butter. http://www.athleticmindedtr

    1. Gotham Gal

      i will make this banana bread today!

  3. Joanie

    I like making bran muffins with my black bananas. It never occurred to me to make cookies with them so today I tried making cookies based on my standard chocolate chip recipe with a little bananas foster twist. They were great, but still a little cakey. I’m going to try a little less baking soda next time.

  4. Susan Rubinsky

    This recipe is almost the replica of one of my recipes. The butter is what makes it so great so ignore one of the previous comments about butter (if you’re gonna bake and you’re gonna eat it, it might as well have butter in it : ) I bet this recipe would be even more amazing if you removed the chocolate chips and added dried cranberries instead.

    1. Gotham Gal

      nice call.

  5. ChefBri

    I  sprinkled some crispy bacon crumbs on top of these.. then made at ice cream sandwich with  peanut butter ice cream…OMG! Heaven!