My Family’s Famous Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
August 1, 2021
OUR FAVORITE SCHOOL TRADITION
One of my favorite traditions from my childhood was my mom making cookies on the first day of school. Without fail she did this for us – even when we were in college – and I’m going to do my best to carry on this tradition with my own kiddos. It’s simple, sweet, and easy enough to pull off, so hopefully, my kids will look forward to it as much as I did!
MY FAVORITE COOKIE RECIPE
For Ollie’s first day of first grade, I made our family’s famous Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. My grandma has made this recipe for as long as I can remember, therefore if I had to pick a family signature cookie this would have to be it. The texture is soft and chewy and it’s the perfect balance of chocolate banana-y flavor.
ONE OF MY BEST COOKIE TIPS
There are a couple of tips I swear by when it comes to making great cookies: First of all, I love a cookie scoop because it’s the best way to get uniform shaped cookies that bake evenly. For me, this tool is a must in my kitchen. Once I’ve portioned my cookie dough I like to pop my cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 5 minutes while my oven preheats since the cold dough will also help the cookies hold their shape. Finally, I love using a cookie spatula to move my cookies from the sheet tray to my cooling rack. Of course, I can’t wrap up a cookie post without mentioning my favorite cookie sheets!
What about you guys? Do you have any family food traditions that you grew up with that you are now doing for your own family? Let me know in the comments!Print