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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These soft cookies have a cake-like texture and lots of banana flavor that folks seem to love. —Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, banana and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 66 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Twinkles21
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"Excellent recipe!! Soft and delicious, they are like little banana breads. I made a few substitutions; I used applesauce instead of butter, split the sugar to 1/4 white and 1/4 brown, an additional 1/4 tsp of baking powder, walnuts instead of chocolate chips and lastly added in another 1/3 cup of flour. The batter was definitely too runny without the extra flour, even still they looked like little banana puddles on the baking sheet before cooking. They did rise up in the oven though."

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MissedMe
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Very easy to make and delicious."

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DenaCarol
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"I love these they are one of my favorite cookies now. ??"

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Sultananana
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"I used Cadbury milk chocolate chips, which only come in 200g packaging, so a little less than 1 cup, and I didn't bother with baking soda and baking powder, instead just using self-raising flour, and they were phenomenal.

I sent them off with my boyfriend to his workplace and the boys devoured them!"

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mamaknowsbest
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Your banana lovers will eat these up! Easy and quick to pull together. My kids love them so much I also make them into mini-muffins. Use the cookie scoop and put the dough into greased mini muffin tins. Bake them the same as cookie directions. They pop out easy and ready to go. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I love recipes that use classic ingredients and our well loved."

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Donut Queen
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"Absolutely phenomenal! They are so light and pillowy, I think they would make wonderful whoopie pies! The only thing I did different was using half a cup of mini chocolate chips, and it was more than enough."

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Arledge
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"we loved these cookies only thing that I did not like was that the moisture the cookies has made me to worried to keep them in a bag outside the fridge. I felt I had to keep them in the fridge to keep from going bad and sticking to eachother."

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wonderthuy
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"I just baked these. I was surprised that it came out super soft, like a cake or muffin. I guess I've never had cookies this soft. I loved them, but my husband did not care for them. He likes hard cookies. Next time I will use 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips instead of 1 cup. The 1 cup of chocolate chips made it very overpowering. I may even try to use banana extract instead of vanilla to give it an extra banana flavor. You don't taste the banana flavor, but there is a slight banana aroma. Also I think these would work better as mini muffins instead of cookies. Everything about it just screams muffin, not cookie."

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~Leonora~
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"super good and super easy! i added some cinnamon but to be honest I can't even tell. Texture is cakey, which goes well with the banana flavor. Will definitely make again!"

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contrarywife
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Good cookies but I probably won't make again. We prefer a more traditional chewy, crispy cookie. They were a snap to make but I only got 27 cookies. The flavor is outstanding but the texture is cake."

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lor1s
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Yum! I used shortening instead of butter and replaced 1/3 of the white sugar with brown (Ran out of white). They were great."

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ndwd
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I have been making these cookies for years. They are so light and yummy. They are a great choice for using up frozen bananas in my freezer rather than making banana loaf. I add just a liitle bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to my batch of cookies."

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cbearsings
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"Just completed this recipe. I used a mini cupcake tin for the batter - the most lovely, tasty cupcake cookie! YAY."

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elchefsantiago
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Las mejores galletas de banana, muchas gracias!"

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rustedgold1
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"These cookies are super good and I speak for my whole family on that!"

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insomniaticArchaeopteryx
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This recipe is even better when you make it with brown butter!

All you have to do is boil the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat till it turns brown(5-10 min, occasionally stirring), like caramelizing sugar.
It adds a great toffee-like flavour!"

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insomniaticArchaeopteryx
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This recipe is even better when you make it with brown butter!

All you have to do is boil the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat till it turns brown(5-10 min, occasionally stirring), like caramelizing sugar.
It adds a great toffee-like flavour!"

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Butterzcat
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Oh, so delicious! These cookies went so fast I need to make the again! I think I will double the recipe next time, because it didn't make as many as I hoped for. My family LOVED them. Thank you for this great recipe."

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mandybird208
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"These were ok. I like that they taste like banana bread, but I would just make banana bread instead. Kids like them and they are tasty, just not fantastic."

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Moonbeam81
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"These are absolutely delicious! My husband consumed the entire batch in two days, I would completely recommend making this."

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VHickey
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Quick and easy to make...ingredients were already in my pantry and fridge. Not too sweet, and very tasty. I used mini chocolate chips, so I only used 2/3 cup. The cookie has a cake-like consistency, which I love."

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KmMcK
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"These cookies were more like chocolate chip banana pancakes."

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jwilton
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"What a great & simple way to use up over ripe bananas. I added 1/8 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg and everyone loved them."

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tomlee
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"These are delicious! My whole family loved them. Way better than regular chocolate chip cookies."

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Ashaline
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"I am always looking for cake-like cookies. There is nothing like them. And these cookies are soft and delicious! I really loved them. I had quite a few people stop by today and I gave them each a cookie and they all asked for another one. My little niece even asked for one for the road! You really do need to double it though, because I doubled and it only made 3 dozen. I wouldn't have wanted them any smaller either. Great cookie!"

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mixin-micky
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"All my friends LOVE this:) They always want me to make it!"

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indietitian
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"Delicious and nice sized cookies! Very filling."

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monkeysea
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"They were way too cakey didnt taste at all like a cookie should"

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4happykids
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"My kids loved this cookie. The only thing is that they were a bit soft. Other than that it was great."

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ahtnamasjmb
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"I made my second batch of these today, and this time I used coconut oil in place of butter, half the sugar, and more bananas and I think they are even better =] Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!"

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ahtnamasjmb
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I am going to have to say, these are the most amazing cookies I have ever made/had. I am saving this recipe for the rest of my life! I used more bananas than called for, and probably more chocolate(what girl wouldn't). They turned out so amazing and soft. The banana wasn't too much which was shocking since I added more than called for. Either way I am making more of these tomorrow, and this will be the only reason I buy bananas! YUMMM"

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AbbottBeth
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"These soft cookies have been a big hit with my husband and others who have tried them - I'm sure I will be making them often, especially when I end up with some overripe bananas!"

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dustinslove
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Love these. not to sweet really seem good for you. My kids ask for these all the time"

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Aili
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"I triple this recipe. Everyone in my family loves them, and my daughter's school friends and my husband's coworkers. To make it a little bit healthier, I use half spelt flour (whole grain) and half all purpose. I also mash the bananas with the baking soda and let them froth while I mix the other wet ingredients, which makes the cookies a little fluffier (Alton Brown explains the science of it). Love them, make them often!"

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Adf3180
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"I made this recipe last night, OMG it was so good. It taste life a cookie muffin. I will be making this recipe all the time to curve my sweet tooth for chocolate chip cookies."

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ajlien73
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I missed the part that said they would be cake-like haha. oops. not bad though. I replaced the sugar with honey, and the butter with applesauce to make a bit healthier. also, used peanut butter chips, instead of regular. I think I'll keep the recipe saved, but instead of making like cookies, I'll pour the batter in the 15x10 pan and make bars to cut out? we'll see how that one goes!"

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Theresa Bour
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Great cookie! I added dried fruit also. Kids loved it as breckfast cookie"

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poptartsrock
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"These should be called,what they really are, which is pancakes! They come out the same, which is fine but not what I was expecting. I will make these again but play with the recipe some."

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twomanydogs
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Very tasty - I like that the cookies are nice & fluffy, and have just the right amount of banana flavor.

For my cookies, I followed the recipe - except I used a whole banana rather than measuring the amount.
Will save this recipe to make again."

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jenluv37
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Delicious recipe! I made it with almond flour instead of all purpose flour, so it needed an additional cup. Talk about the best chocolate/banana/nut flavor EVER! YUM!!!"

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1275
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"This recipe was okay; I didn't have much against it; it was just a little boring. The only problem was that my family ate some of them, then lost interest. I really like bananas, but I will probably stick with banana bread. Banana cookies are interesting- so don't just take my judgement into account, you may like them."

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Sunny1978
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"Very good. They're definitely a soft cookie often described to me as banana muffin tops. Last time I made them I used butterscotch chips in lieu of chocolate and they were just as good."

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Erin-Kathleen
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I loved how fluffly these cookies were. And it was the perfect hint of banada."

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Louba
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"My family loves these cookies! The first time I made them I put in 1 cup of chocolate chips which is what the recipe calls for. My daughter found that too much so the second time I made them I put in 3/4 cup. Next time I'll try 1/2 cup as 3/4 cup is still too much unless you'd rather taste the chocolate chips instead of the cookie. The recipe calls for 1 cup (6 oz) which is incorrect because 1 cup is actually 8 oz."

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cassieandra23
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Didn't like these. Maybe it was a texture thing. They didn't taste like cookies at all. No one else would eat them either. Had to throw a bunch out"

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elendil
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"These were very good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!"

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NanaCarole
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"It was not great . It was just ok"

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joyceena
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I loved this recipe!! I added 1/4 teaspoon banana essence, and used a small ice cream scooper to scoop the batter in small paper cupcakes (size of a tablespoonful) since this cookie has a fluffy texture, it turned out a great yummy treat :P (Might use tiny chocolate chips next time instead of regular ones.)"

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sava_nutrici0n
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"They do have a fluffy cake texture, and there actually prettey good, and eassy to do"

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SadiraXMortus
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"I love banana when used in recipes, and these cookies were simply amazing. Thank you!"

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amithystblade
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I like to use 1/2 brown sugar and white sugar. It made it even better. Also, the browner the bananas, the sweeter banana flavor you will get (just don't use it if it is moldy on the outside)."

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1968Debra
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"Another good way to use up over-ripe bananas. I used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 splenda. I also used 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat for the flour to make them more healthy. Next time I think I will try raisins for the chocolate chips. This is a keeper."

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verabb
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"i like it. my family like it too. but they said if put more chocolate chips will be better!"

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aperfectpair
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Very quick & easy and super good! great use of ripe bananas"

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kelley2wisc
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"I loved these cookies! I actually sub'd out the AP flour with 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup cake flour. They were light, fluffy and delicious! I did manage to get 38 cookies out of the batter but they were definitely on the small side. I don't like mine too brown so I actually took them out a little before 9 minutes. Great recipe!"

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shannonwalker45
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"mine turned out like cake...big and puffy cake...yummy but cake...why did it do this we followed the recipie to a T...but it still turned out like cake...yummy...but cake..."

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traceylynn
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Delish!"

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allaboutcookies86
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I was a little leary of making this recipe after seeing some of the reviews however, there were mostly positive reviews so I gave it a try. I love Chocolate and banana combined and sure enough this was a GREAT cookie! It is a cross between banana bread, cookies and cake. They are wonderful! Wish I would have doubled the batch it only made 7 huge cookies for me, but I make my cookies very big. Thank you for the GREAT recipe I can't wait to share it with my coworkers."

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jafisher
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"These are very yummy - and do taste a lot like a banana muffin top. I used 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. I also used a medium sized scoop and only got 16 cookies - perfect at 11 minutes bake time. The calorie count is closer to 120 the way I made them - will try a smaller scoop next time to get closer to the 3 dozen yield. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top of some - yum!"

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bojopotts
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is a very delicious cookie; however, if you are making to bring to a potluck or other event, you should be aware that they do not stack well at all. They tend to kind of stick together because of the moistness from the banana and then the appearance becomes a problem! But definitely a great taste!"

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mdbubba1
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"My son loves these cookies he calls them muffin cookies. He asks for them often."

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robertshaw
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"One of my sons calls these muffin top cookies because they're just like them. Moist, tender, and a very good way to use up those brown bananas."

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Heather811
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"So delicious! Fit nicely into my lower carb diet for a treat!"

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Sascha18
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"I thought these were excellent! My boyfriends mom said they reminded her of muffin tops. They were brown on the bottom from the pan but that doesn't bother me. I will be making these again!"

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Anduinriver
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"The cookies came out overly soft but they tasted great. I didn't get anywhere near 3 dozen cookies but I tend to make my cookies bigger."

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kdc-perez07
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"I'm glad this recipe doesn't make very many cookies because I did not like them. The batter is too thin and doesn't spread out to a very substantial cookie. The taste is just ok. If you don't like banana and chocolate flavors together, don't make these.

I substituted low cal margarine for the butter because who bakes with butter anymore knowing how unhealthy and fattening it is? Not me."

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beloved2
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"These cookies are excellent and my daughter, who is a picky eater, even enjoyed them. I also replaced the butter with unsweetened applesauce and found them delicous that way too!"

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JudithRN3
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"great-easy yet delicious recipe. Used egg beaters instead of egg.

This recipe already went into my recipe box!"

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Er-i-ka
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"This was an absolutely delicious treat that my entire company enjoyed I will definitely make it again. =]]]"

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kaneshige1
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"These were fantastic! I did not use overripe bananas, so we only tasted a hint of banana which was great since my niece does not like bananas. The whole batch I made yesterday is gone. Everyone loved them. I was not able to get 36 cookies, but other than that, I am absolutely making them again."

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lareeone
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2010

"I am so glad I found this recipe. Easy to make and delicious too. Another way to use up my over ripe bananas. This recipe is a keeper for me and my family."

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etbing0218
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"A new favorite in our family."

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Kymallyne
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"these are very good!! They are cake like. Everyone loved these. will keep as a favorite/"

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shirlupte
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I love this recipe so does my family and friends. They are fast and easy and lo cal I do make them often and they always dissapear quickly."

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Tazma
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"This is a really good recipe. I rated it a 4.5 star as is. Now I left out 3 ingrediants. The salt, baking soda and baking powder. I found out one day when I forgot to put those ingrediants into a different cookie recipe,that they aren't necessary. So why do we add it? To give it flavour? It tastes just great without it. For body? They held body just fine. I well be leaving those ingrediants out when ever possible."

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spmissy
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"Very tasty cookies! The only thing I would change is baking them on parchment paper instead of spraying the baking sheet with cooking spray. The spray made the bottom of my cookies very dark."

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kenamandam
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"i thought these were very tasty. didn't have any trouble with spreading, the amount of banana flavor was just right. substituted 1/4 of the flour with whole wheat flour and used mini chocolate chips. as another reviewer mentioned, if you want 36 cookies as the recipe states, double the batch."

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1craftygal
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"These cookies are little bits of heaven! I have already had to double the batch when I make them, and have extra on hand in the freezer as they disapear FAST!"

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clovely
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"These cookies were absolutely amazing. I think they turned out to be more like muffies. Half muffin, half cookie. So moist and the banana flavor is a nice twist to the chocolate chip cookie. I will definitely make these again and again."

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papillotes
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"Delicious cookies, they just melt in your mouth. However, I only made about 24 small cookies with this recipe so if you wanted to make 36 average to big cookies, I would double the recipe."

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dlindenf
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"These were soooooo good!! I made a second batch right after I tasted the first!"

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1Heart4Jesus
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"I'm so glad to have found this recipe! Got it years ago from a college roommate who was a camp cook in the summertime. I remember minimizing the recipe from something like 50 dozen cookies to 2 dozen cookies! I've never forgotten these cookies and am glad to have the recipe once again! THANK YOU!"

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pvojcik
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"cookies taste good, however they came out very "raggy", not firm. Could it be because I used frozen bananas that had been thawed."

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m_wink_boys
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2009

"This is the best cookie I have ever had! It is the softest cookie I have ever had and possibly the best tasting! Picky eaters won't be able to resist."

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tommypoo
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"Don't let the thinner batter fool you. I worried but they came out perfect. My kids love them!"

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getto140
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2009

"I have made these over and over..we LOVE them. I substituted Smart Balance for butter yesterday and they are still FANTASTIC!"

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Edwina123
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"this is a delicious cookie. I substituted stevia for sugar in 1/4 cup. I then also used 1/4 cup cane sugar. I also substituted 1 cup of baking whole wheat flour to add fiber. Wonderful"

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kagoetze
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2009

"That's weird. I thought they were great! So moist and yummy!"

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kytwins
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"made these cookies then threw the recipe away. they were terrible. a waste of time."

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gerrys
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2009

"Re: Banana Chocolate chip Cookies

I added "Toffee Bits" and Chcolate Chunks. What I found out after the first batch was to NOT spray the cookie sheet. The cookies will not spread. Plus put dough in the fridge or freezer this firms up the batter."

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knatal
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I substituted peanut butter for about half of the butter and used half white-wheat flour and half self-rising flour. Turned out great and very soft and cakey. Also used mini chips to more evenly distribute the chocolate througout the cookie.

kathy n"

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victorialeogh3
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2008

"I followed the directions exactly and the batter was very thin and they spread to huge wafer shaped cookies... ok taste but not a full soft cookie"

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pammy jean
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"I love these tasty little cookies. they remind of my favorite muffin, and even better my husband likes them."

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cathiecakes
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"i was not very satifised with these cookies. They never seemed to harden making it very hard to keep seperate. Cant really taste the banana"

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architect's daughter
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"These are delicious - they taste like mini banana bread cakes. Can't wait to make them again this week.Smile"

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