Chunky Monkey Cookies

Chunky Monkey CookiesDo you ever have a day where you have more bananas than you know what to do with? I bought a bag of bananas for 99 cents, but then was left “holding the bag” when the ripe little fellas began their swan song. I needed to start baking and fast.

I made a banana cake (you’ll be seeing more of that later) but still had bananas left-over and needed to make some cookies for an outing that evening. That’s when it hit me, what about a “chunky monkey” cookie? We love the combination of peanut butter, banana and chocolate, so why not do that in a cookie!

And that’s what I did. Bananas make a great egg substitute in a recipe, but you have to be prepared for the flavor it will add. With this recipe I was ready for the banana sensation and these cookies did not disappoint. They turned out delicious. Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself!

Vegan Chunky Monkey Cookies

¼ cup vegan buttermilk, (soy milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar)
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup peanut butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 bags Dairy free chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped

DirectionsChunky Monkey Cookies

Heat your oven to 375°.

Combine soy milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and set aside. Next, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) in small bowl. Beat margarine, peanut butter sugars, and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add bananas and beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture and then soy buttermilk mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Try not to eat any cookie dough while you’re waiting because, well, you can. This dough doesn’t have any raw eggs in it…but it still has calories! Darn!

Posted 4 years ago by Marly on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 · Permalink

17 Responses to Chunky Monkey Cookies

  1. Oh my heavens – my heart LITERALLY skipped a beat when I came to this post. Why? Because Chunky Monkey is my all-time FAVORITE ice cream!! And now you’ve made it into cookie form – I love you Marly!!

    • I love this combination of flavors too! But I realized as I was out and about today that I forgot the peanut butter in this recipe. The second I got home I reposted the recipe. I’ll send it to you by email to make sure you have the right one.

  2. You’re a genius! I love this combo of flavors in a cookie! And they are so thick and…chunky! Such a fitting name.

    • Well, I’m glad you think so. Could you tell my husband? I think he still has some doubts!

  3. I am with everyone…I love the combo of these flavors. Your picture is so pretty too! After a long day of traveling, I would love to dip one of these into a warm glass of chocolate almond milk. Yum!

    • These cookies would be especially good dipped in chocolate almond milk. Next step? Make some chocolate almond milk!

  4. Oh Dear, this cookie would be a huge success with my hubby, he luuuuuuvs peanut butter.It looks yummy I’m bookmarking it now, and surprise him. :-)

    • We buy our peanut butter in bulk from Costco because we use it so much here. I hope he likes the surprise!

  5. I’ve just made these … I replaced 1/2 the flour with 2 cups of oats to them to make them chunkier … added some spices (ginger and cinnamon) … really yummy!! Since mine were chunkier they took longer to cook. I think next time I will replace the walnuts with peanuts to make it peanut-nuttier! (also used regular buttermilk and butter). Thanks for a yummy recipe to use up bananas that wasn’t banana bread!

    • What a great idea to add oatmeal. I’m going to have to try that next time too. I think we have a similar trait – I love to adapt recipes. It’s so much fun! You never know what you’re going to come up with. The funny thing is, I’m exactly the opposite when we go out to eat. I find something I like and I order it almost every time!

  6. I do believe you – they look and sound equally delicious!
    Nice way to use up those those bananas!

  7. Oh wow, yum! Love all these ingredients – totally a must make!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

    • Malin – first of all, great name! Thanks for commenting. I agree this recipe is a great use of bananas.

      Mary – These are a must make because they have enough healthy ingredients in them that if you squint your eyes while eating them, you can convince yourself that they’re healthy. I think they are definitely less unhealthy than most cookies. Hope you enjoy!

  8. My Boys LOVED the cookies and no wasted bananas .. win, win!

  9. Oh my! Have to try these…:)

  10. These Chunky monkies sounded so yummy…I just had to come pick up your recipe.
    I’ll probably make them very soon ;o)
    Ciao for now, Claudia

    • I hope you like it! Our family had them gone in no time at all. Bananas, peanut butter and walnuts are too hard to pass up.