Cookies have always been one of my favorite things to bake. They were the first things I learned how to bake when I was little. Every Christmas we would make tons of cookies and give them out as gifts and I still do that now. I love nothing more than to see my kitchen covered in cookies. So, when I had a group party to go to this week I made cookies!
Since we were going to have a big group of people I went with 2 different kinds of cookies, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies and M&M Chocolate Cookies. Plus, anytime I make something with peanuts or peanut butter I like to make something else since I want to make sure people with nut allergies have something too.
The banana cookies were basically banana bread with chocolate and peanut butter chips. I was a little surprised how much of the banana flavor came through because there was only 2 bananas used. I thought for sure the flavor would get lost but it didn’t. They were soft and delicious. I would make these again in a heart beat and they were a big hit with the crowd.
The chocolate M&M cookies were dense and very chocolatey. I would also make these again as well but I would change it up a bit. I would chill the dough next time so the cookies would be a little puffier. I was a little disappointed that they went a little flat after cooling. Also, if you look at the picture from the recipe you can clearly see the M&M’s and you can just kind of see them in mine. I’m pretty sure that they put M&M’s on top of the cookies before baking them so you can see them on top like that. I know it doesn’t do anything for the taste but you know what they say, you eat with your eyes first.
Now let’s talk chocolate chips. I am 100% a ghiradelli girl. I think they make the BEST chocolate chips. They are huge and even at room temperature they stay nice and soft. I love them! My favorite is their Milk Chocolate (which I used in the banana cookies) and I used the Dark Chocolate in the M&M Cookies. They’re going to cost you a little more but I think they are totally worth it.
And now I want milk and cookies….which I’m going to go get right now!