21.6.10

Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you are on a diet and have trouble practicing will power, this is your warning to leave. These cookies cause extreme satisfaction and may complicate weight loss.

If you are okay with torturing yourself for the next 5 minutes, please stay.

Blame my husband! He was the one who described his dream cookie to me; it’s his fault that I had to bake these sweet, wonderful, soft, chewy cookies.

These are the most perfect peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip cookies ever. I highly doubt I will ever try to recreate this amazingness. On top of including one of the most delicious list of ingredients, these cookies are then rolled in sugar and topped off with sea salt. Like I said, amazingness.

Go pour yourself a glass of milk; you’re going to need it. Good luck not polishing off a shameful amount of these cookies in one sitting!


Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen & Me!

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup smooth peanut butter at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
For rolling dough: 3 tablespoon sugar
Sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and the salt. Set aside. Combine the bananas, milk and the vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the banana mixture and mix well. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Place sugar in a bowl. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto un-greased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. The dough for these cookies is very sticky but it's worth dealing with. I let mine sit in the fridge for a little bit (and between batches that were in the oven) but there isn’t too much you can do, it is just sticky dough. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with sea salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

86 comments:

  1. OMG, this is my favourite combo too, i will try this recipe, thanks for sharing, much love, xoxo

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  2. Oh my lord! these look amazing!!
    I have to make them. Such a simple recipe also.

    X x

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  3. hands down- chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert. i'm excited to try this version out.

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  4. omg chocolate chip cookies. i wanna try this version - adore peanut butter, surely its delicious fusion.
    lovely blog you have

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  5. Delish I'm sure! I've combined PB and chocolate before, but never with banana. Will have to try. =)

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  6. That is an awesome combination! Never thought of that, delish! XO!

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  7. love this blog. always leaves me hungry.

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  8. Mmmmm ... and they look so chewy and ... and ... ARGH! I need one now!
    oxoxo
    Denalee

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  9. oh, no..why did you lead me to your sweet and yummy blog! hehe

    thx for stopping by! greets!

    http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

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  10. OH WOW! I've been scrolling through your blog and everything looks amazing!!

    Really lovely blog!

    Cheers, Jesa

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  11. YUMMMMMM they look just perfect. Your blog is just beautiful!

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  12. Thanks so much for your sweet comments!! These look AMAZING - I want one right nowww!

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  13. pardon me while i make this gluten-free and eat a whole batch!!! YUMMY

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  14. Yummmm...soo good! I bet that taste amazing!

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  15. Mary,
    I am trying these asap! Chocolate, banana and peanut butter are my three favorite treats!!

    xo
    Marcie

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  16. WOW! This looks soooo yummmyyy!!!

    http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com

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  17. they sound delicious!! what a great cookie, you had me sold with just the peanut butter and chocolate chips then you had to go and roll them in sugar and add the sea salt....wow...how I wish I had some now!

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  18. I'm delighted to have just found this blog -- you had me at peanut butter, these look delicious!

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  19. Those look shamefully delicious! I would worry that the texture would be too soft because of the bananas, but yours are absolutely perfect.

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  20. I love peanut butter and these look totally awesome. Well done!

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  21. wow, these look absolutely delicious, as do all of the other things you post on here! what could make a more perfect cookie than peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate? this is brilliant.

    xoxo
    http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com/

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  22. There's bananas in them, thus canceling out any of the bad ingredients. They look amazing!

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  23. thanks for stopping by whas tha trendz! don't be a stranger now!

    btw i love your blog-it's my first "foodie" blog!

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  24. What a great trio mixture!! These cookies sound delicious right about now!

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  25. Sounds and looks really yummy!!! :3

    Looking at these cookies has made me crave for cookies. >o<"

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  26. I was just thinking I needed to use up my overripe bananas & am gunna go try this out.

    I read the whole thing through and it looks like you forgot to put the amount of salt needed for the recipe, just so ya know!

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  27. Omgosh they look absolutely delicious!!

    Lovely blog!!

    <3 Kelly
    sourtang.com

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  28. ..ooooh ..this is the 3rd blog I am arriving and sweet delights waiting for mr : ) I feel more hungry then before : ) lovely post and those pictures are just ..oh my ..sweet ..
    Ellinelle xxx

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  29. Yumm Yumm :D delicatoooooooooooo xD

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  30. if my boyfriend knew i had my hands on this recipie - it would be disasterious! - haha - he's OBSESSED with peanut butter - teehee - ok a me too a lil!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  31. Oh my god, they look delicious! Another recipe of your bookmarked...

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  32. Oh. My. Word. Banana AND sea salt?! Heavens, these sound gloriously decadently wonderful. :-)

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  33. Mmmmm...these look and sound so yummy! Thanks for stopping by Bagpoor.

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  34. -jaw drops as a bit of drool rolls out-
    Oh my gosh these sound like heaven and hell rolled into one! Heaven as a more perfect cookie does not exist, hell because I will gain the freshman 15 and then some if I bake these! Ahh maybe I'll make these whenever I have that awful break up and have my day of sulking!

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  35. Stop it, just stop it right now!
    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  36. You're blog is amazing, but just might be the death of me!! These cookies have left me drooling as I did not head your warning!! I will definitely try this recipe the next time I am going to entertain though...they look ridiculously YUMMY!!

    http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

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  37. Mmmmm...they look so yummy!! I need to eat them right now! Must find something sweet! It's all your fault! ...lol..Just kidding :-) xoxoxoxoxxo

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  38. Mary, these look insanely good! Bananas in cookies, why did I never think of that?!

    Thanks for stopping by my dear and you inspire me to share more recipes!

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  39. Chewy, chocolately, Banana-y! OH MY !

    xo Lynzy

    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  40. bananas and peanut butter too?! that blows my mind. What a concept! I never thought to incorporate bananas. sounds yummy!

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  41. Oh I should have never clicked on your blog!!! These look and sound amazing! The diet will have to wait a few more days...

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  42. me too. i'd wear it all and prolly will. now about these cookies....

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  45. I may have to give that so-called diet a hike and make some of these cookies! Lots of my favorites are in these. Yum!

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  46. Hi. Thanks for the visit. These cookies looks so good. I love the crinkly look they have on top. Great blog!

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  47. OMG peanut butter cookies are my fav!! I love them!

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  48. hi there, so glad i came across this blog! it's adorable. these cookies make me salivate... and i just had a huge lunch!

    xoxo.

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  49. You put together 3 of my favorite things so how could I possibly not want to make them now? They look incredible! xoxo

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  50. Thanks, Anita! The sea salt is just for sprinkling on top of the cookies before they go in the oven but I did forget to mention that! This comment will be reflected in the recipe! xo

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  51. oh dear. those look so good. i'm gonna need to make those asap! yuummmm!

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  52. oh my lord. This just killed me!

    xx,
    www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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  53. I hope you don't think I'm weird but I'm seriously drolling all over my keyboard right now. YUM!

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  54. Holy deliciousness!! How many did you get out of this batch? - the husband must be quite the happy camper!

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  55. Oh my banana goodness. I can never convince my husband to try fruity desserts but this chocolate creation will definitley tickle his sweet tooth! And topped with salt, how brilliant~can't wait to try! Just added as a follower, my waistline will hate me though...:)
    PS~Thanks for the comments!
    Mary Chris
    www.prettypleasedblog.com

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  56. OMG how amazing!! I love food and especially COOKIES.. so glad I found your blog now I am following you!
    Thank you for the blog comment too.

    xo
    http://mandalyzing.blogspot.com

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  57. Oh my, oh my. These look and sound delicious.

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  58. So positively delicious looking; I love peanut butter though I have not had it in awhile, bt I eat a handful peanuts daily. The composition of these photos are so enticing. Enjoy the weekend;-)

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  59. these looks amazing! love your blog babe.

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  60. Oh, these looks and sound amazing....I can see my self not being able to stop on just one or two....or even five....I'm in deep trouble here ;)

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  61. Oh my goodness - I totally want to make these right now! But my little girl can't have peanut butter yet, and I know when she sees cookies, there is no way to hide them from her! I guess I'll have to wait until she goes to bed and I can make them without her knowing!

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  62. Oh! I am so bad at baking ... gonna have to come and raid your kitchen :) Have a wonderful weekend P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!!

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  63. OMG!! they look sooo awesome...I love chocolate chip cookies and it sounds really interesting with PB and banana:-) protein, fruit, and chocolate - u can never go wrong:-)

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  64. :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
    YUM :D xx

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  65. I've never had banana in a cookie. It sounds delightful.

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  66. Oh...my...gosh... I need to make these, like, NOW! They look so delicious! I can't not make them, right? Oooo *swoon*

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  67. OMG. All my favorite things! Love your blog! Wish you were on Bloglovin' so I could fave this recipe!


    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  68. Love these flavors together. These look very nommable indeed =D.

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  69. these look sooo yummy! I will have to try them :) thanks for the recipe!

    xoxo Jessica Rae

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  70. these are so freagin yummy, love this recipe!
    will have to try and taste it for myself!
    your new follower!

    http://themessenger-bag.blogspot.com

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  71. I am so glad you introduced yourself on my blog because I am so excited to have found yours! These cookies look amazing and all your recipes are so creative. Can't wait until you're back from vacation to read more!

    Emily
    www.prettyusefulstuff.blogspot.com

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  72. I'm dying here:) I want cookies now...quickly:)
    U totally rock:)
    xx

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  73. Delish...but more like a muffin top than a cookie. Nice and moist (especially the next day). Kids may not like the sea salt on top. I added 1 cup of oatmeal to the final mix. Great addition!!

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  74. Melissa Polman(Tajdeen)August 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Mary you have made my day! This is pretty well the best cookie I have ever had! I love the sugar and salt before baking, it just makes it perfect! I think I am destined to try all your blog recipes before the end of the summer. Hope you're doing great.

    Melissa Polman (Tajdeen)

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  75. Oh my gosh those look amazing. I may have to make them! I'm kind of obsessed with peanut butter chocolate chip cookies of all varieties so htese sound like they'd be right up my alley ;)

    thank you for visiting my blog! <3
    n

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  76. Sounds wonderful...but where is the salt? It says combine flour, baking soda, baking pwoder and salt. I see the sea salt for sprinkling..but, no amount that should be added to flour mixture. :)

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  77. @Anonymous - 1/4 tsp of salt! Thanks for pointing that out. I've altered the recipe the reflect that change.

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  78. Hi Mary

    What condition was the bananas in when you made this recipe.

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  79. @Jackie: The bananas were brown! I always use very ripe, brown bananas to bake with! I hope this helps and these cookies turn out wonderful for you!

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