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White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies

by Amy D

So you might have noticed that last Friday I didn’t get my post up.

It was because I went on an impromptu trip to the Nile.

That’s a lie.

It’s because I went on an impromptu trip to denial.

I feel like there are a lot of women who are like super awesome women, who don’t need much sleep, and are organized, and not late, and just in general can-doer, get-stuff-doners . I don’t think I fall into that category though.

Last week I tried to tell myself I was that kind of gal. I did and went and worked and worked and fell asleep at close to 8pm every night. And that’s why I didn’t get my post up. Because I told myself you can get that post up after you do all these things and my body was like AHHH there’s so much and auto shut down in 5 4 3 …zzzz.

White chocolate chip chocolate cookies

See this ^^ Yes, I finally got an in progress photo.

Yeah, in spite of the fact that I’d like to be super awesome woman, I’m gonna suck up my pride and tell you all that I’m totally not. And because of the end of school year commitments and activities and the impending house renovations that I have NO materials ordered for yet, I am going to cut back to just one post a week. It should only be for about 6 weeks until the house is put back together again. I hope that you’ll bear with me and stick around through this slow patch.

I don’t like having to cut back to one post a week.

It’s kind of rotten.

It’s bananas.

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And now…a recipe for when you have just one single overripe banana. That was the worst segue of all time. Feel free to channel some Fozzie Bear and waka, waka, waka at me.

But don’t you agree with me here folks, having just one single overripe banana is kind of a conundrum. It’s not enough to make banana bread or muffins or cake. It’s just kind of this awkward hanger-on-er that you kind of would feel bad about throwing out, but then again, could totally justify tossing. It would make your compost pile so happy.

Well, today’s recipe is for you awkward lonely brown banana sitting on the counter all by yourself in fruit exile!

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I tried to do an artful stacked cookie photo. Too tall! This was mid-fall.

Today I have some seriously easy and delicious white chocolate chip chocolate cookies that are made with only 5 ingredients. They rely on cake mix as the main ingredient. I have to tell you, I love cake mix cookies because they are inexpensive and easy to keep on hand for when you have the urge to whip up some cookies. My most absolute favorite cookie recipe ever starts with a box of cake mix that I have made so many times I have it memorized. In case you’re curious, it’s this one from Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction. She is the bomb dot com.  I know some people aren’t into cake mix cookies. Maybe it seems kind of cheater, cheater pumpkin eater, but I say don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. And you’re going to try this one, right?

These cookies are light, chewy, and chocolatey,  with a subtle background of banana flavor. They never make it past the front door because my kids wolf them down before I can share them with anyone. I hope that you love them and I’ll see you next week. By the way, I’ll try really hard then not to make up words by adding er to the end of them, but no promises.

white chocolate chip chocolate cookie

A just right cookie stack!

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Amy D.

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large ripened mashed banana
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking pad.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, mashed banana and vanilla. When well combined, add in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set.
  5. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing.

 

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22 comments

Jennifer Eddis May 5, 2015 - 10:58 am

Hey now, give me some credit. I didn’t try to send him on Saturdays. It was a teacher in- conference day and a day too early after Easter break.

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Jennifer Eddis May 4, 2015 - 10:59 am

You have FOUR kids!! That’s a lot on your plate. I only have two and each one has made me more and more disorganized. I used to be on my game, now I can’t find anything, forget things, missed some bills, and even try to send my kid to school on days off.

Your recipe looks yummy!

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Amy May 4, 2015 - 8:01 pm

Yes, yes I do. And right now I am totally feeling it. I’m also feeling this impending birthday. Oy vey. Haha, I haven’t tried to send the kids to school on a Saturday yet, but there’s still time and I’m not counting that out of the limits of possibility.

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Thalia @ butter and brioche April 29, 2015 - 10:35 pm

Craving a cookie right now! These look divine.. I love anything chocolate.

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Amy May 4, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Thank you Thalia! I love anything chocolate too.

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Sara April 29, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Good luck with the remodel! These cookies look really good, my husband buys like 10 boxes of cake mix every time they go on sale and then he doesn’t actually make cake with them, they just sit in the pantry! Next time he does that we’ll make your cookies 🙂

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Chris Carter April 29, 2015 - 8:41 am

Oh and PS: I pinned your recipe… of course!! YUM. 🙂

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Amy April 29, 2015 - 9:13 am

Many, many thanks for the pin! Pinterest and I, we aren’t the best of friends yet. I try. I bring them fun stuff like cookies, but I’ve yet to figure out exactly what it’s going to take for old Pinny and I to get along and work together well.

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Chris Carter April 29, 2015 - 8:37 am

Do you know what Amy? I absolutely love you. Yeah, your recipes rock, but you know what I love most? Your WORDS. Your personality. You always make me laugh or sigh or nod my head with a resounding AMEN girl!

That’s what makes your ‘food blog’ so foodfilling!! Get it? “Food-filling”?? AYE CARUMBA! lol

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Amy April 29, 2015 - 9:11 am

Foodfilling! You’ve got the Fozzie thing going for you too. Waka waka. We be peas in the same pod, indeed. 🙂

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KC April 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I just threw a lonely banana in the freezer last week, making it wait for a smoothie day or something. Wonder if I can thaw it out and use it for these cookies? They look really yummy! Good luck to you on the upcoming, crazy six weeks. I look forward to the one post I will get to see from you each week.

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm

Okay, this is one of those things, that I probably shouldn’t admit. I froze an overripe banana once. One time. I didn’t label it, just plonked it in a container in the freezer and forgot about it. Then like 6 months later when I found it, I thought that someone had put poop in my freezer. True story.

Moral? Always label your freezer bananas.

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Colleen C April 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm

This cookie looks fabulous! And I love your photos, particularly the mid-falling tower of cookies! Nice shot!

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Oh Colleen, thank you. That falling cookie shot, I’d just discovered how to do constant shoot mode on my camera and I got several frames of falling cookies. It kind of cracked me up, so I decided to include one.

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Kathie April 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Yeah – I kinda wanta slap those people that are so get everything done type people. Like you – I’m wiped by 9 pm (on a really good day) and I only hope I get something accomplished for the day.
Recipe looks yummy and I’m still waiting for that box of cookies in the mail. Did I forget to inbox you my address/

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 8:21 pm

Hahaha, I can’t imagine you slapping anyone Kathie. Well…maybe some mouthy blonde headed teenage girls about 16 years ago. 😉 Ask the postman where your cookies are. Perhaps he ate them.

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Bonnie Lyn Smith @ Espressos of Faith April 28, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Fozzie Bear! You make me laugh! You know what? While you only do one post a week (like so many of us), I am going to delight in anticipating your posts! 🙂 It makes them extra special and something to look forward to! These look awesome! You had me at white chocolate! Pinning! Blessings!

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 3:32 pm

1. Thanks for pinning! 2. I like your perspective and it makes me feel a little less bad about having to drop down to a weekly post. 3. Glad that I could make you laugh! Thanks for your comment, Bonnie 🙂

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Hillary April 28, 2015 - 12:23 pm

I love the humor in this post and the made-up words! Thanks for the smiles, Amy, and the Fozzie Bear reference. I, too, feel like I am surrounded by a crazy world comprised of superwomen. I just cannot compete, and the truth is that I really should avoid the urge to. Thank you for offering all of us an excellent option for that one lonely brown banana. These look delicious – even while falling!

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 1:42 pm

I made up so many words that by the time I hit publish I was scratching my head going, wait a second is that spelled right or is that something I just made up. Oh well, we’re rolling with it! I am also surrounded by completely and totally competent superwomen who make me feel like I’m never going to do enough. But that’s okay, I just try and make sure the quality of what I do get done is great and that has to just be enough for me.

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CeeCee James April 28, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Amy, this is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs. YUM!!!!

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Amy April 28, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Yay! Happy dance. That makes me thrilled. I am so glad that you are enjoying it.

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