Banana Walnut Chocolate Chips Cookies- these delicious cookies are soft, chewy, and perfect for a snack or a lunch box.
One of my favorite cookies
I have to tell you that banana cookies are my favorite cookies. I am not a big fan of crunchy cookies, but I love the "cakey" or soft ones.
If you like soft, chewy cookies, you are in the right place, my friends. The recipe is pretty simple to make, and you cannot go wrong with it.
These cookies might be soft, but chocolate chips and nuts are also part of the recipe and they bring flavor and texture to the party. What's not to like?
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are part of a big family of drop cookies. Drop cookies are probably the simplest cookies to make.
They are called drop cookies because the dough is soft enough to drop off the spoon and onto the baking sheet.
The basic mixture of any drop cookies recipe is often made by the creaming method, where butter and sugar are beaten together until fluffy and light. Eggs are then added to the mixture, followed by flour and other flavorings.
Examples of drop cookies
- Unsalted butter
The butter needs to be unsalted and brought to room temperature.
- Granulated sugar
I will not give you options here because I used only granulated sugar in this recipe. I do not know how brown sugar would work here, so if you want to preserve the texture of the cookies, stay with granulated sugar.
- Large Eggs
We use large eggs because they are standard for American baking recipes.
Use ripe bananas, not yellow or green ones. We need their sweetness.
- All-purpose flour
This is usually the standard for making cookies unless the recipe asks for a different type of flour.
- Baking Powder
Baking powder is not the same as baking soda, so please do not get confused about them.
I used walnuts, but you can also use pecans or almonds. You can add them directly to the recipe or toast them before. Your choice.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
These chocolate chips are the standard in baking, but you can use some other chocolate chips you like. Milk or dark chips are just an idea.
How to make the cookies
Please see the recipe card at the bottom of this article for ingredients and preparation.
Preheat the oven.
Step 1. Mash the bananas and set them aside.
Step 2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Steps 3 and 4. Incorporate the eggs, making sure the mixture is smooth.
Step 5. Add the mashed bananas.
Step 6. If you are using an electric mixer, this is the moment to stop it and grab a spatula. Incorporate the flour and baking powder into the batter, mixing slowly with the spatula.
Steps 7 and 8. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips. Do not overmix the batter.
Step 9. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop dollops of batter using a spoon or a medium ice cream scoop, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Step 10. Bake the cookies for 14-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. The cookies will spread a little, as you can see in the pictures.
Transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
How to store
With a few exceptions, cookies are best eaten on the day that they are made. These cookies with a soft, cake-like texture are delicious when they are still slightly warm from the oven.
However, these cookies need to be cooled first to firm up a little bit. They should also be stored right away to prevent them from drying out and hardening.
It is essential to keep the cookies in an airtight container, and if possible, they should also be stored in the refrigerator to retain the freshly baked flavor.
If the container's lid is not tight, put the cookies inside a plastic bag first. They last in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How to store in the freezer
Allow the cookies to cool down completely. Place them in an airtight container or a freezer bag and freeze them for up to three months.
To thaw, leave them at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
Can I freeze the dough?
Any cookie dough containing leavening ingredients, like baking soda or baking powder, should not be frozen or stored in the refrigerator.
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Banana Walnuts Chocolate Chips Soft Cookies
- ⅓ cup unsalted room temperature butter , or 6 tablespoons
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large bananas
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and set them aside.
- Using a standing mixer or a regular hand electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Incorporate the eggs, and keep mixing.
- Add the mashed bananas and mix everything well. Stop the mixer and grab a spatula.
- Incorporate the flour and baking powder into the batter, mixing slowly with the spatula.
- Add the walnuts and chocolate chips. Do not overmix the batter.
- Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop dollops of batter using a spoon or a medium ice cream scoop, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350F for about 14-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let them cool completely.