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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft banana cookies have a cakelike texture and lots of flavor that everyone seem to love. It's one of the best banana cookie recipes I've found. —Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 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.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 13-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips

Can I add nuts to these cookies?

Yes, for added texture, stir ½ cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts into the batter. To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

How do you ripen a banana quickly?

When baking with bananas, use ones that are ripe (or even overripe) to yield the best flavor. If you have a day or two to spare, place bananas and an apple, avocado, peach or tomato in a brown paper bag and keep on your counter. This will trap the ethylene gas of the fruits and quicken the ripening process. To ripen bananas even faster, place them in their peels on a baking sheet and warm in a 250° oven for 15-20 minutes. Check out these other banana ripening tips.

What else can you do with ripe bananas?

Whether you like them studded with nuts, glazed on top or just chock-full of pure banana flavor, we've got plenty of recipes that use up ripe bananas. Be sure to check out these banana desserts and banana bread recipes, too.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • havah
    Nov 25, 2020

    loved these! i made them at a friend's house, then she moved and lost the recipe and i've been searching ever since. these are incredible and taste just like top of a cupcake or muffin. definatly add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and all that good stuff

  • Darlene
    Sep 10, 2020

    While they are very tasty and have great banana flavor I really didn’t like the cake like consistency. I was expecting more of a cookie experience lol. They look beautiful and taste great but just not a cookie.

  • kashley23
    Jun 3, 2020

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  • Jane
    May 3, 2020

    This was so yummy! I also recommend adding one tsp of cinnamon, but that banana flavor is magical! Will bake again.

  • haley
    Apr 30, 2020

    my most favorite cookies to bake, and they're so very tasty!!!

  • Lisa
    Apr 29, 2020

    Fantastic!!! I added 1 tsp of cinnamon this this recipe and it is so good! I really think it needed this added spice for a very flavorful cookie. Definitely will make these again.

  • Judy
    Mar 27, 2020

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  • H
    Mar 25, 2020

    I measured half of these with a tablespoon and half with a teaspoon. The teaspoon size tasted better. I also added cinnamon and nutmeg, otherwise they would taste bland.

  • mtuttle
    Feb 18, 2020

    These are good! I doubled the recipe, since I had three aging bananas to use up. Around two and a half bananas made up a cup. I was short butter by around a tablespoon. It did not matter. I used the large Pampered Chef cookie scoop. I got 41 good-sized cookies.

  • Las Gomas
    Nov 25, 2019

    I loved this recipe! it is fast and easy, however they are a little more like biscuits or cake than cookies. Overall I think they are great in a pinch. :)