When life begins to conspire against us, slowly trickling around our toes in a rising tidal onslaught of rainy days, conniving mother-in-laws, and coffee dribbles on crisp white shirts, a cry for help ensues. Whether you reach out to loving arms, or that friend (who pretends to listen to your sorrows for hours), nothing really does it better than the simple comfort of a chocolate chip cookie. A sure smile every time… a child-like excitement of taste that somehow finds its way into the euphoria of lasting comfort… a chocolate chip cookie is a cure-all in times of need.
This recipe is a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, where I have added chopped bananas for an extra explosion of sugary goodness. Here, you could add any fruit to the recipe in place of banana that goes well with chocolate – think cherries or blueberries.
Banana Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugars and beat in until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and combine until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) and then add to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Then add the chocolate and banana chunks and stir in gently.
Spoon 2 Tblsp sized balls of dough onto lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-14mins.
Makes about 24 large cookies.
|I sent these cookies to my friend Thierry who is slowly becoming the cookie man, and soon to be monster. Please see him in the first January post “Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies”. And so the tradition continues…|
And after all, sometimes you just need a chocolate chip cookie.