Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

filed under: Cookies · Dessert on February 4, 2019

There’s a burst of banana bread in every bite of these banana chocolate chip cookies. These are even better though because they have milk chocolate chips stuffed in them. The cookies are soft, chewy, and the perfect spin on chocolate chip cookies. I have a feeling you are going to love all of my Cookie Recipes!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

After extensive testing and a few of bunches of bananas later, I’m incredibly happy with this recipe. They had started out too sticky and just spread out too much, and that just will not do! In my mind, they need to actually look like a chocolate chip cookie and not be mini cakes.

To achieve the perfect banana chocolate chip cookies I ended up tweaking my go-to chocolate chip cookie by substituting the eggs for overripe bananas, added extra chocolate chips, a little cornstarch, and additional flour. The result is pretty amazing!

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How to Bake Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Begin by mashing up two overripe bananas in a small bowl with a fork. I tried to add the whole bananas right into the cookie dough without mashing them first but there were still large visible chunks. This doesn’t work as you don’t want to overmix your dough trying to get those chunks out… it could lead to a gummy cookie.
  • Set the bananas aside and grab a medium mixing bowl for the dry ingredients. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch into the bowl and whisk together. Set this bowl aside too.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and both sugars and beat until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and bananas and beat just until the bananas are worked in. At this point, mix as little as possible to avoid the tough, gummy cookie.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the large mixing bowl and mix just until the flour is worked in. Add in the semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips and stir with a spatula. Scoop the cookies out onto a baking sheet, top with additional chocolate chips and bake until the edges are golden brown. There you have it, a tasty little bundle of chocolate chip banana bread in cookie form!

Banana Cookies with Chocolate

Want More Banana Recipes?

I often buy bananas when they are brown and over-ripe. (My grocery store will package up 5-pound bags and sell them for .20 a pound!) I simply peel them, place them in an even layer in a freezer bag, and date the bag. I thaw them on the counter (it goes pretty fast). They can look pretty darn mushy after they have thawed, but the flavor is still there!

Other tasty recipes to make with ripe bananas:

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Banana

4.75 from 8 votes
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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

If you love banana and chocolate you are going to love this cookie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 42 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, about 1 cup
  • 3 1/4 cups (406g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add the 2 bananas. Mash them up using a fork and set aside. They will turn brown if you plan on letting them sit too long. To prevent this, add a little lemon juice to the mixture.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch, Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar, Beat on medium with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Beat on medium just until the bananas are worked in.
  6. Dump in the dry ingredients and mix until the flour is worked into the dough.

  7. Set aside 1/3 cup of the milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  8. Add the remaining chocolate chips to the cookie dough. Fold in using a spatula.
  9. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookies onto the prepared cookie sheet spacing them 2 inches apart.
  10. Add 3 to 4 chocolate chips from the reserved 1/3 cup to the tops of each ball of cookie dough.
  11. Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or a paper towel lined counter.

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Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute the milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I’m Miranda from the blog Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt and the author of the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook. Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt is a blog full of more desserts, baked goodies, and loads of tips and tricks

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  • Caryn Harris says:

    These Banana Chocolate Chip cookies are delicious!
    I think they are my new favorites:)
    I was skeptical when I didn’t see eggs in the ingredients but I proceeded anyway and made them exactly as indicated.
    Perfection, thank you!!!

  • Patricia Butler says:

    Thank you for adding the “about one cup” after “two ripe bananas”! Twice today I’ve had to write and ask someone to be more specific about the amount of banana called for in their recipe because they only specified number of bananas, the sizes of which can vary widely. I really appreciate that you took the time to be specific. I’m on my way to try your recipe now!