Banana Split Chocolate Chip Cookies

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2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar  
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 large egg
 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
 1 jar maraschino cherries (set cherries on paper towel to drain access juice)
***Banana Cream Cheese Frosting***
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 banana
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
(whip all ingredients together until fluffy) Put icing in icing bag with very large tip.
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded 1/4 cup onto ungreased baking sheets. (roll the dough in your hands to make a round 1/4 cup ball).
 BAKE for12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks to cool completely. Once cooled, pipe icing on cookies, round and fluffy. Top each cookie with maraschino cherry!

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