Melech’s Banana Chip Cookies
2 ¼ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¾ cup banana chips, loosely chopped
¾ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375o Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy, then beat in the sugar until it is the consistency of a thick frosting. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly before adding the next egg. Scrape sides of the bowl a few times. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture, half at a time. Mix after each addition. Then, by hand, mix in the banana chips, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Mix just until everything is evenly distributed.
Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2-inches apart. Bake for about 7 to 8 minutes, until barely golden on top and bottom. Do not over-bake, or the cookies will come out dry and not as tasty. Cool on racks.
Makes about 24 cookies.