Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

Sometimes a situation arises and forces you to change your way of thinking. You guys all know what I’m talkin’ about, right? One day you’re dead set in your ways, then suddenly a situation forces you to do things a bit differently. Suddenly there’s a whole ‘nother point of view you need to look and react upon.

Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

You see… What had happened was…

I wasn’t planning on firing up my oven. I planned on making drinks, cheesecake shooters, salads…. You know, shit that wouldn’t require sweat dripping down my back.

Then one day I made dulce de leche from a can of  NESTLÉ La Lechera condensed milk.

Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

Have you tried that jammy yet? It’s a bit stressful, let me tell you. You boil the can of condensed milk, but have to make sure it doesn’t explode and change the paint on your ceiling. I mean, who the hell wants to repaint a ceiling in this heat, right?

So you watch the damn thing and you keep filling the pot with water. Four hours later you have smooth, creamy dulce de leche when before all you had was sugared milk.

Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

There’s a term for that. It’s called the Maillard reaction. It’s all scientific and whatnot. I don’t want to get into it, because the Maillard Reaction is a nerd-i-licious subject matter. And I just really want to talk about these cookies.

Flow with me…

Banana Walnut Dulce de Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

Like I said before, I wasn’t planning to bake a damn thing; all summer if I could have gotten away with it. But then here comes this can of dulce de leche and suddenly I’m weak in the knees and firing up my oven to 375. Why? Because in addition to dulce de leche, there’s ripe bananas, butter, walnuts, and chocolate chips in this jammy.

Now do you see why I had to fire up my oven? I didn’t have choice. This cookie had me by the curlies and it knew it.

Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

Trust. I’ve eaten many cookies – And this – This is top 5. It is left slightly under baked, like many of my cookies and the cookies never quite firm up. They remain soft and chewy – Chewy and gooey and nice, with dulce de leche notes and a kick ass banana flavor.

For the bonus round, every bite has a bit of chocolate in it.

Now do you see why I had to do this? I couldn’t help it.

Consider yourselves warned.

Banana Walnut Dulce De Leche Chip Cookies {Mind Over Batter}

Banana Walnut Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe -- www.mind-over-batter.com
Add to Favourites