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Homemade Banana Pudding Cookies

Homemade Banana Pudding Cookies Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These homemade banana pudding cookies are a delightful treat that combines the flavors of ripe bananas, vanilla, and white chocolate chips in a soft and chewy cookie. Perfect for banana lovers and those who enjoy a twist on classic cookie recipes, these cookies are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a sweet snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant banana pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, banana pudding mix, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the banana mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips and vanilla wafer crumbs.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 12 minutes | Total Time: 32 minutes

Kcal: 150 kcal per cookie | Servings: Makes about 24 cookies

Storage:

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months.

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Recipe Tips:

  • For added texture and flavor, you can sprinkle some extra vanilla wafer crumbs on top of the cookies before baking.
  • If you prefer a more intense banana flavor, you can add a few drops of banana extract to the cookie dough.
  • These cookies are best enjoyed fresh but can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds to regain their softness.

FAQs:

Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?
A: While you can substitute whole wheat flour, it may result in a denser texture and slightly different flavor.

Q: Can I omit the white chocolate chips?
A: Yes, you can omit them or substitute with another type of chocolate chips or nuts if desired.

Q: Can I use instant vanilla pudding mix instead of banana pudding mix?
A: Using vanilla pudding mix will alter the flavor profile, but you can try it for a different twist on the recipe. Adjust the amount of vanilla extract accordingly.