In Honor of Chocolate Chip cookie day (8/4) here are two mouth-watering takes on an American classic.

Peanut Butter Banana Cholate Chip Cookies.; that just sounds delicious.  According to momontimeout, here's a nice creative take without going crazy on ingredients.

  • Ingredients 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream butter, bananas, and sugars together until combined.
  3. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture just until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  6. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 375F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or just until they start to turn light, golden brown on top.
  10. Let cookies cool completely on cookie sheets.
  11. Store in airtight containers for up to a week.

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate chip cookies: If you like pretzels, here's a tasty treat that combines both guilty pleasures. Thanks to dessertnowdinnerlater for the idea.

  • Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 3/4 cup stick pretzels, broken into thirds
    • 1/2 cup caramel bits
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter with sugars. Add vanilla and egg. Incorporate and scrape bowl.
  2. Combine salt, baking soda, and flour. Gradually add to wet mixture. Mix until combined.
  3. Fold in broken pretzels, caramel bits, and chocolate chips with a spatula.
  4. Spoon onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 11-12 minutes.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to burn some cookies (I’m terrible with directions). Hope you can get some great compliments from these!

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