Bread and Baking Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 17 October 2008
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
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • •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
Instructions
  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!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(37) Readers Comments

  1. Hi Ben!
    I began making mango-chocolate chunk (or chip) cookies about ten years ago, and I ran into the same softness issue. I was aiming for a softer cookie, but not that soft! Some of the things that I found helpful were:
    1) slightly more dry ingredients (coconut has been an excellent addition, I think someone else suggested it too!)
    2) using a firmer mango and adding mango chunks versus moist shredded mango (dried mango is lovely for snacking, but not the same flavor, and it may be hard to find dried mango without added sugar or sulfites).
    3) cook longer at a lower temp.

    I was googling to see if anyone else had come up with a recipe, and lo! Hooray! Mango-chocolate chip cookies were my first foray into wild & odd cookie-baking; maybe I should share some other recipes here!

  2. I am a pastry chef and I have been making a mango oat chocolate chip cookie for years. The key is the wet to dry ratio. The oats help to avoid the chewy texture and if you do not melt the butter at all, the batter will be firmer. I also chill mine while the over heats up (about 15 minutes) prior to baking. While I wont give out my recipe I will share this. Use DARK chocolate chips. The darker, the better. If you aren't a fan of 80% or more, them I recommend HERSHEY's Special Dark. Still sweet but a nice deep flavor. Really brings out the mango.

  3. Mmm…Looking good….!!

  4. I made chocolate chip mango cookies by adding powdered mango pudding mix to my fav chocolate chip recipe. Porbably not a tasty as your but it's a good option for the winter months!

  5. These are just insanely creative. I love the idea of mango in cookies and have never seen it before. Thanks! Have fun camping this weekend!

  6. I made these and they are great! The only thing I would add is the way you mix the ingredients. First cream the butter and sugar, then add the vanilla, mango and eggs. Then add the dry ingredients, then the chips .Turned out great. Jose

  7. Do i have to use a vanilla pod? Can i replace it with vanilla extract?

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