Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

We've all been there. Wondering why you bought bananas just to let them rippen up to the point of almost rotting. It's unfortunate but we all do it.
Well here's my inspirational quote of the day.
When life hands you rotten bananas, make banana bread.
Or in this case banana cookies. Either is delicious but people get tired of good old banana bread pretty quickly. So these mix it up a bit.
These cookies are not as cakey as the usual recipes you see for banana or pumpkin cookies. They have a bit of a chewy texture to them and are more flat like a usual chocolate chip cookie.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Baking Bites

  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (1 banana)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites, mashed banana, and both extracts. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix in chocolate chips until completely distributed.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and enjoy!

S'mores Cookie Bars

Let's be honest.
I find any excuse to make these cookies.
I'm obsessed. It might be a bit out of control.
But just make these and you'll understand what I'm talking about. Come be obsessed with me. We'll make each other feel better.
A bonus to these delicious treats is that they mail well. I've made them several times to mail across the States and the feedback has been nothing short of fantastic.
Just do yourself a favor and go make these. Right now.
S'mores Cookie Bars
Adapted from Teacher by Day, Chef by Night

  • 11 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Hershey's bar, chopped into pieces
  • 1 1/2- 2 packages of graham crackers, broken into pieces
Preheat oven to 375.
Beat butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg whites and vanilla. Mix in baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour until dough forms. Add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Chill dough for about 20 minutes.
Grease a baking pan. Line with the broken graham cracker pieces, covering the whole pan. Once dough is chilled, scoop tablespoonfuls onto graham cracker pieces.

Bake for about 7 minutes then take the pan out of the oven and place the broken pieces of the chocolate bar evenly over the dough. Place back in oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely. Slice and enjoy!