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