The other day while I was at the grocery I thought to pick up a bag of reese's peanut butter chips! So I was trying to think of a recipe to use them for, and came across this recipe for banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies which I thought would be really good with peanut butter chips and also a great way to use a banana I had that was turning speckled! Well, here is the slightly altered recipe, with the addition of peanut butter and different sugar composition since I ran out of granulated sugar!
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
yield: around 22 large cookies
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of ground nutmeg
5 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oats (I used quick, but I think rolled would be better)
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chunks
1/2 c. peanut butter chips
2 bananas, roughly mashed
- In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together and set aside.
- In your mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until completely blended.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix until blended.
- On low speed add the flour mixture until it is just incorporated.
- Mix in the oatmeal, chocolate chunks, and peanut butter chips until evenly distributed.
- Add the mashed banana and mix until evenly distributed.
- Wrap the cookie dough in clingfilm, and refrigerate for 12-36 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F, and cook for 15 minutes on a silpat or greased baking sheet!
These cookies are quite rich, but so tasty and chewy! But then again...I love anything with a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and banana (best sandwich ever: whole wheat bread, peanut butter, banana slices, and mini chocolate chips...it's even better when it's grilled)!
Update: these cookies got really soft and smooshy really fast in my cookie jar, so I made a peanut butter-chocolate marshmallow filling (using fluff, confectioner's sugar, skim milk, cocoa powder, and some peanut butter), and turned them into whoopie pies! They were soooo good and refrigerated really well!