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Power Cookies

Course Dessert
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana, overripe is great
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ 

  2. Cover pans with parchment paper. Toast walnuts in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Cool and chop. This an be done ahead of time and set aside. 

  3. Whisk all-purpose flour, wheat flour, salt, and baking soda. 

  4. Beat butter (room temperature), peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add banana and mix until combined. 

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture until dough is combined. Add walnuts, oats and chocolate chips. 

  6. Place on cookies sheet and be sure to press them down a bit. Cookies remain thick while cooking. 

  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Do not overcook. Cool for five minutes and then remove from pan.