Thursday, August 4, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies will make your kitchen smell like the most amazing place on earth. Toasted walnuts and generous chunks of chocolate held together with a soft, banana flavored batter. This is like chocolate chip banana bread in cookie form. So far I have yet to be let down by a recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies. The banana in these cookies keeps them soft for longer than the average cookie. Since they have fruit, nuts, rolled oats and whole wheat flour, they are probably slightly healthier than your average cookie too!

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
3 dozen | Martha Stewart's Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Whisk together both flours, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.

2. Mix butter and sugars with an electric mixer till light and fluffy, then add egg and vanilla and combine. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate and walnuts.

3. Using a cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then cool completely on wire racks.


spike. said...

love banana and chocolate but I've never had them in cookies before! fun

Kate@FudgyGoodness said...

Hi Tia, these cookies look absolutely scrumptious! I love the inclusion of toasted walnuts... delish! Thanks for sharing :)

Lucy said...

I love this idea! The cookies look very addictive :)