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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies


Use very ripe bananas for moist cookies with lots of banana flavor.

  • Yield: Makes about 16 cookies

Source: Mad Hungry, Episode 1101


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 very ripe banana, slightly mashed
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter or line 2 baking sheets.

  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine. Mix in the banana and chocolate chips until just combined.

  4. Drop by the tablespoons onto the baking sheet, spacing dough an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove to cooling racks.

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  • kate.e.wheeler
    6 MAR, 2017
    Does anyone know how I might modify this to make bars? Like blondies?
  • samuelwalter199
    30 MAY, 2016
    That's not even Martha Stewart in the video...
  • MS112632895
    27 NOV, 2015
    Great recipe. Super tasty. Subtle banana aroma that further enhance the flavor of the cookie as a whole. I only used 1/2 tsp of salt vs. the whole teaspoon (which I found a bit odd as for most recipes, the salt and baking soda measurements are the same). Only thing is the batter is fairly moist so the cookies does spread quite a bit when baking (so space them apart well; an inch wasn't enough) and is on the thinner side (which I love but FYI in case you were hoping for slightly thicker cookies).
  • HockeyMomForLife
    18 OCT, 2013
    I was excited to try these as I have been in need of a new way to use up those frozen bananas. When making them I thought 1tsp of salt was too much but added it anyway. Sadly, I was right and these leave a lingering salty after taste in your mouth. I will try again but will only use 1/2 tsp of salt instead. :)
  • deborahstettler
    26 JAN, 2013
    This cookie is excellent! It has a nice banana flavor, but not too overpowering. Super moist. Of course I added a little extra chocolate chips, yum! I am always looking for a creative way to use leftover bananas and this fits the bill! I got 24 cookies out of the batter instead of 16 and I used a tablespoon scooper.
  • Stephanie Rose
    26 SEP, 2012
    I made this for my nieces 3rd birthday party. I also put a 3rd banana and doubled the recipe. they were excellent! I baked them on a pizza stone, which is nice for texture and speed. I definitely recommend this recipe.
  • SeanStephensen
    5 JUN, 2012
    These are great. I doubled the recipe, and also added a 3rd banana (depends how much flavor you want/how big your bananas are). Finally, added a teaspoon of Cinnamon for a tiny bit of spice.
  • deborahnotdebbie1
    31 MAR, 2012
    OMG this was delicious! VERY "CAKE" like! LIght, fluffy and NOT too sweet! I made one batch (and I'm NOT a "baker") and decided to make another batch since I still have banana's left! YUM. Will share it with my "BAKER" friend Lisa! T.Y.
  • bjr77
    18 JUL, 2011
    Delicious! I made these cookies just as the recipe called for and they turned out great. Will make these cookies again soon. Everyone loved them.
  • Sandra7824
    26 JUN, 2011
    Great flavour. Nice.