Friday, June 12, 2009

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

The dough for these cookies is very sticky but it's worth dealing with! They're nice large chewy cookies. My rating: 4 out of 5.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

In a medium bowl, combine the bananas, peanut butter, and sugars.

Add baking powder and salt. Stir.

Add flour in 3/4 cup increments, stirring after each addition.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the top of each cookie with a rubber spatula.

Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes. Makes 14 cookies.


julylamoon said...

Ooh, I have to try this! I have about 3 dozen black bananas sitting on the counter as I type this. Your post couldn't have come at a better time. <3 Caroline

Christine L said...

Found this recipe on 'Tastespotting'. Will make this weekend and send the recipe to my sister - thanks for sharing!

kim* said...

yum never heard of these! wooo!

The Missing Piece said...

Elvis would have loved these. Very yummy.

emily said...

made them yesterday... delicious!
thanks for the recipe

Debbie said...

They sounds delicious. I always have extra bananas hanging around waiting to be used for something like this!

liquidskyfire said...

I just happened to have two bananas that were going, and some leftover chocolate chips from another batch of cookies, and I stumbled across the recipe on tastespotting. It must have been destiny! My dad bought the wrong kind of brown sugar, so they turned out a little chewy... but despite that, they still turned out fantastic! I was worried the taste of the peanut butter would overpower the banana, or vice versa, but you do actually taste both of the flavours. I will definitely be making these again! :)

Riz said...

Simple and delicious. I window shop recipes via Tastespotting etc and this one was simple enough for me to make. It's fast and works a treat. I'd give the biscuits 4 out of 5 on day one and then 4.5 a day or two later, as they seem to get a little more moist.

The only change I made was to use self-raising flour. It gave the biscuits a kind of cakey texture, making a wondefful kind of biscake.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

These look great, exactly what I've been searching for. Can't wait to make these!

wineguy7 said...

I really loved the flavor of these cookies. The texture was not really what I think of as cookie-like, but more cake-like. As they sat for a few days they reminded me more of a banana bread. We made them in two batches. They weren't set within the 9-11 minute range. The first batch baked for 15 minutes and were better the second day. The second batch baked 20 minutes and were better the first day. These will be a staple in our house in the future.

Rachelle said...

Thanks for all the feedback about the cookies! It looks like the cooking time should probably be increased. My oven is not very accurate (it's more of a selective burning apparatus).

Cindy said...

Wow those look delicious!! I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful recipes!

Lindsay Spencer said...

These look great! Thank you for the post on peanut butter.

I recently used this recipe on my company's, the National Peanut Board, Facebook fan page. You should check it out when you get the chance. Thanks again!

Lindsay Spencer
Communications Coordinator

Anonymous said...

Just made these - yummy! I agree they're more cake like, but in a good way. I swapped the quantities on the sugars because I was low on white, but it worked out fine. Might try without the chocolate sometime, too. I also found this recipe via tastespotting... you might consider tagging these as vegan. Thanks for the recipe!

SouthPugetSoundFoodie said...

thanks for the recipe. it's pretty sweet and is VERY sticky.

Anonymous said...

Needed something sweet and had old bananas. Very good, Made a double batch, they won't last long.

Elina said...

These look really good!! Love your blog- I just posted a banana cookie recipe on my blog,elina's stuff too!