Last week, on our trip up to Utah, we stopped for the night at Jake’s house. As per Tom’s request, Jake treated us to one of his specialties…Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are soooooo delicious! Lower in fat than many of our other recipes, the banana adds a delightful flavor that makes it hard to stop eating. Tom had wanted some for the trip, which Jake kindly obliged us with, but he made enough for us to pick up a few on the trip home to take home and share with Mike. The cookies are so good that I asked Jake for the recipe. He didn’t answer me in the affirmative, so I assumed that it was “top secret”…no problem, I didn’t mind. But I hadn’t gotten my fill of banana cookies, so I determined that I would go with the minor info he had given me and begin my experiment. You know what? My first attempt was a winner! Here’s the recipe. Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (How many bananas? It depends on size – I used 2 1/2 bananas) 2 large eggs 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup white granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 1/2 cups flour 1 – 12oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and
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