Chunky Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

June 12, 2015
2 Ratings
  • Makes 12-14 cookies
Author Notes

Why didn’t Elvis just sing it "Are You Hungry Tonight?" He was the King of the Kitchen and his deep love of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches is legendary. In honor of Elvis, Chef Lisa created these moist and chunky peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip cookies. One bite and you too will be swiveling your hips and singing hunka hunk, burning love. —bitememore

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 medium, ripe banana, about 1/3 cup mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, unsalted
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter, egg yolk, vanilla and mashed banana until well combined. On low speed add flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips and chopped peanuts, mixing just until flour disappears.
  3. Drop dough by ¼ cup at a time, 2 inches apart on to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack.
  4. Yield: 12-14 cookies

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • mikedalena
  • bitememore
  • Missie
  • Katie

4 Reviews

mikedalena April 20, 2020
These are delicious cookies but I had to modify the recipe a bit to get a quality finished product.

To ensure a true cookie rather than a lumpy ball of cake like dough coming out of the oven I used a cookie scoop and smashed down the scoops with the back of the scoop to flatten it out some. I also baked the cookies for a full 19 minutes so that the cookies would have crispy bottoms and edges and a soft chewy center. I got 25 really large cookies from this recipe. I’m horrified that the recipe says one should 12 to 14 cookies. They would have to be the size of your head!
Missie January 13, 2019
A great combination of flavors, though more cake-like than expected.
Katie February 9, 2018
The instructions are missing ..? I'm only seeing an ingredient list.
bitememore February 9, 2018
Thanks for letting us know, Katie. We've updated it and all the instructions are showing now. Happy baking!