Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now here’s a cookie that needs some work. Don’t get me wrong, they were very tasty, but this is the first time I “invent” a cookie and I wasn’t very satisfied with the results. They were kind of soft and a little chewy. Maybe because I used a “fresh” mango that wasn’t very fresh (that’s what I get for buying mangoes in October!). I will have to try next time in the summer with good and juicy mangoes. Anyway here is what I did:

Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • •1 mango, diced
  • •2 cups all-purpose flour
  • •1 tsp baking powder
  • •1/2 cup sugar
  • •1/2 cup butter, melted
  • •3 eggs
  • •1/2 vanilla pod
  • •1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs and butter with an electric mixer. Cut vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape seeds into the mixture.
  3. Add mango and and keep mixing until all ingredients are well blended.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  5. Grease 2 baking sheets and drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto them.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are browned.
  7. Cool for several minutes before enjoying.

Any suggestions on how to improve these already tasty cookies will be greatly appreciate it :)

¡Buen provecho!


  • I’m loving joan nova’s idea of ground dried mangoes, used almost like a flour or a seasoning. Hmmm, inspires lots of ideas. Meanwhile, I may “sop up” the mango juices in this recipe with some oats. I’m a fan of oats in cookies all around, since it makes me feel like I’m doing something good for myself with all that cholesterol-reducing fiber… ; )

    Meanwhile, I see you use a vanilla “pod” for this. Are you referring to half of a vanilla bean? If so/not, where do you find these economically? I’ve found single vanilla beans for around $1.50 at Trader Joe’s. I’ve immersed these immediately in sugar for vanilla sugar and then into vodka or bourbon for a lightly-sweetened taste treat or my own homemade vanilla essence (allow six months of “setting” time). Then I’ll scrape any leftovers from the pod’s center into holiday eggnog or spiced homemade ice cream.

  • Mango is a lovely fruit and I bet they had a lovely taste. The tip with the oats sounds like a good idea and oats are lovely in cookies.

  • It’s an awesome idea! I was curious to see them after you twittering the other day. I love mango and chocolate. Maybe they would be better with dried mango? I tried it a while ago and I really liked it!

  • Mango and chocolate is a nice combo and placing them in a cookie sounds great! When I saw the title I was thinking some kind of dried or semi dried mango.

  • I have to admit that mango in a cookie sounds different for me but these look good.

  • I would have used dried mango. The flavor would more intense and comlimnet the chcolate. But great idea.

  • I like what Joan said about using dried mango. Good shot, Ben :)

  • Mangoes in October…for a moment I thought you had used canned stuff. Look good to me Ben, & how original! I love fruit in bakes…WAY TO GO Ben!

  • just made a batch of choco chip cookies… wish i saw your post first because i’m really intrigued with this… :)

  • Those are really unique cookes!!
    They came out beautiful…

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