peanut butter banana chocolate cookies

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekends are made for shopping for groceries and buying a pair of shoes (and a dress) along the way.

Finding that lavash bread you've been looking for.

Wondering why the heck groceries are so much cheaper in Washington. Honestly, why is Canada so expensive?

Wishing big cats happy 6th birthdays.

 Making pancakes and cookies, and eating just those all day.

Cleaning bathrooms, ugh.

Wishing you had a bathroom cleaning fairy, who could also do dishes. And the litter box.

Watching long awaited hockey games and driving the drunken husband home.

Eating more cookies while writing blog posts.

Not reading your book club book, for the third month in a row.

Wondering if you'll get kicked out of book club for being a bad member.....maybe you should bring cookies next time.

Peanut butter banana chocolate cookies to be exact. Nutty with hint of banana and studded with chocolate and peanut butter chips. The cookies taste like if banana bread and a peanut butter cookie had a one night stand and accidentally had a baby. Totally normal way of describing cookies. Totally normal.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 banana, mashed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter and sugar, at medium speed until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, then add vanilla and banana. Mix to combine. Add salt, baking powder and flour, mix to combine well until no dry spots are left. Fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, scoop cookie dough onto baking sheets in rounded scoops. Flatten each cookie with a fork. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until edges are brown and tops are golden.

Transfer cookies to a baking rack to cool completely. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container.