Elvis' Birthday Cookies


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (4-serving-size) package instant banana cream pudding mix
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried banana chips, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix. Slowly beat dry mixture into butter mixture, mixing until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and dried banana pieces. Place by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden on bottom. Let cool 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling.