Banana Cake Cookies

2012-11-29
  • Yield : About 36
  • Servings : 36
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 40m

Banana Cake Cookies, like banana breads and muffins, uses very ripe bananas most people do not eat.

Bananas Cake Cookies have a soft, cake-like texture similar to banana bread and fruit filled cookies instead of a dry, crisp texture usually associated with cookies.

Substitutions & Changes

  1. Substitute 1/2 cup (96 g) of shortening for the butter or margarine.
  2. Replace pecans with chopped walnuts.
  3. Adjust amount of cinnamon and cloves to taste.

Nutrition Information

  1. Nutrition information is for 36 Banana Cookies made with butter and nuts.
  2. Substituting margarine or shortening for the butter reduces saturated fat from 2 grams per cookie to 1 gram.
  3. Omitting the nuts saves about 10 calories per cookie.

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Recipe reviewed and updated: 20 July 2018

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (115 g) margarine or butter
  • 1 cup (210 g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (225 g) mashed ripe bananas (2 small bananas)
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) chopped pecans (optional)
  • Non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Shift together flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and cloves.

Step 2

Cream shortening using a hand or stand mixer. Add sugar beating until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add eggs and banana. Mix on medium speed until combined.

Step 4

Add flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined; about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in pecans if desired

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat baking sheets with non-stick spray. or line with parchment paper

Step 6

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons or tablespoons onto baking sheet about 2-inches (2.5cm) apart.

Step 7

Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 8

Cool 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    90
  • Calories from Fat

    35
  • Total Fat

    4g
  • Saturated Fat

    2g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    20mg
  • Sodium

    70mg
  • Carbohydrates

    14g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1g
  • Sugar

    7g
  • Protein

    1g
  • Serving Size:

    1 cookie