Martha Strikes Again!

That’s right, I own a few books.  Though most of them are presidential biographies, I have a few food/cook books.  I was browsing through the Martha Cookie Cookbook the other day, and I saw a recipe that I’ve been meaning to try: Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

From Martha 

Yields about 3 dozen (maybe less)


  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1.5 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips if you don’t have chunks)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars.  Combine flours, salt, baking soda, and oats in separate bowl.
  3. Mix banana, egg, and vanilla into butter and sugar mixture. Then slowly add dry ingredients to wet.
  4. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to portion dough out onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake 12-14 minutes.  Remove and all to cool.

    I made two batches at once. It was a good decision.