Sometimes accidents happen and I’m starting to learn that there is literally no point in getting upset about it no matter how big or little the mistake is. Either way it is eventually forgotten but your day can be shaped by how you respond. These cookies were a total mistake. One that I was a little bummed about at first. You see, I hadn’t planned to make banana cream pie chocolate chip cookies at all. But it happened and my new path taught me to go with it, just like what had happened two days before.
The other day I totally spaced making sure our 8 year old did her homework. She usually comes right home from school and does it without us asking but that day we had picked her up early and she had to go to the doctor office with me which ended up being a very long visit and we forgot about homework that night. I’ve had hypothyroidism for years and years and my medication has to be taken 1 hour before I eat so that the food and meds don’t attach to each other and therefore the meds never get absorbed into my body.
For some I bet this wouldn’t matter, but I eat pretty much as soon as I get up, so waking up an hour early to take a pill and then try to go back to sleep isn’t my favorite. So I got up to take my pill and remembered the homework. Now, I could have been so annoyed with myself for not being on top of things, but because I’ve been working on learning from mistakes and making them more positive I decided to wake her up early too and we could eat breakfast alone together and do it side by side. Who would have guessed that it ended up being such a lovely experience. I am a sleeper so don’t get me wrong, I don’t plan on getting up that early often, but time alone early in the morning was a good moment and a mistake turned into a good thing. Kind of like how I had planned to try Picky Palate’s perfect M&M cookies and instead accidentally used banana cream pie pudding. I knew it smelled different, but decided to change it to chocolate chip and hot dang they were delightful!!! And don’t worry, I’ve already made another version which I’ll post next week. 😉
Why Do Chocolate Chip Cookies Spread?
You can use half shortening and half butter to help keep cookies from spreading.
Sometimes reducing the amount of sugar will help.
Also, try chilling your dough before you bake the cookies.
Can You Still Eat A Banana When the Skin Is Dark?
If it is soft and dark in color on the inside too, it is over ripe and should not be eaten as is.
However, very ripe bananas are excellent for using in breads and cakes, as they will give more flavor.
How Long Will Chocolate Chip Cookies Keep?
Chocolate Chip cookies should be kept in an air tight container.
They will keep 2-3 weeks.
Banana Cream Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Cream Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, large
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons banana cream pudding, instant
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk chocolater or semi sweet is fine
- Heat the oven to 350.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer combine the butter and sugars and mix for one minute. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, pudding, baking soda and salt. Add to the mixer and mix for another minute. Add the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate chips are evenly in the dough.
- Spoon the dough into balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes. Eat immediately or I guess wait if you can.
Just tried to make these and the dough is super crumbly… Not possible to make into a ball at all. I followed the recipie exactly – any advice?
Hi Kelly, I can help you troubleshoot as it’s just a normal pudding cookie so it shouldn’t be crumbly. What size of eggs do you use? Also, I have learned that I how you measure flour makes a huge difference. Here’s a good post about it. https://ohsweetbasil.com/how-to-measure-flour-plus-giveaway.html Oh!! And the butter, if it was too warm or too cold it would also mess would the cookies. You should only use softened butter. Sorry, that’s a lot of information, but hope it helps!
These look soooo good! Just wondering if you used the pudding powder or did you make the pudding first?
the pudding powder. Thank you for double checking!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
lol I love your attitude-sometimes “mistakes” work out in the best way!!! Like I totally LOVE that you made banana cream pie choc chip cookies! amazing!
Kristine @ Kristine’s Kitchen
I love how you turned a mistake into some special quality time. I bet your daughter was so happy to get that extra time with you. 🙂
Pudding cookies are one of my favorites, and these look great! I love chocolate-banana bread, so why not banana cream pie chocolate chip cookies?
What a fun cookie, I wish I had at least 3!