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Crunchy Monkey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy Monkey Chocolate Chip CookiesThese salty and sweet cookies add a unique spin to a favorite chocolate chip cookie we all know and love. Filled with banana chips, chopped peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chunks, you can't go wrong.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (5.5 ounce package) dried banana chips, chopped
1 3/4 cups (11.5 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
3/4 cup chopped salted peanuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in banana chips, chunks and peanuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Tip: Banana chips can be chopped using a food processor or by placing in a heavy-duty plastic food storage bag and pounding with a rolling pin.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/60 of recipe): Calories: 120 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 90 mg Carbohydrates: 15 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 1 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.