Fun and Delicious! Great for kids to help.

Recipe Summary

2 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.

  • Drop by teaspoonful onto foil covered cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 7 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake. (Overbaking will cause your cookies to be hard as rocks!)

  • Once your cookies are all done, lightly dust with confectioners' sugar. Place in container with the banana (leave the peel on), and cover with the foil from the baking sheet. After a couple of hours, or overnight, the cookies will take on some of the banana flavor and taste great! I discovered this by accident when I sent the strawberry cookies and a banana together for the dessert in my husband's lunch!

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 279.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I almost bypassed this recipe since generally I make cookies "from scratch." I am SO glad that I tried out this recipe! It was suprisingly good and though I did not use the banana in the recipe; instead I rolled the cookies into sifted powdered sugar before placing them on the baking sheet and let them cool-they were so soft and tender. I made a home-made strawberry frosting and put that on the flat side of the cookie and made "sandwich" cookies out of them. What a treat! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My husband wanted Strawberry cookies. This recipe was quick and easy but we did not use the bananas. Cookies tasted good very sweet but I could not get them to cook all the way through without burning. Looks like you may need to experiment a little but have lots of different ways to try. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These cookies were great! I was so surprised at how fast the banana flavor worked its way into the cookies. I will surely be making these again. They are simple and sooooooooo soft and yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Did these without banana & rolled in confectioners sugar before I baked (found on another recipe) and they looked so pretty! Tasted wonderful! Will do this again with different cake mixes as I need to use them. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is not only super easy but super delicious! I've taken them to every xmas party this year since they are such a hit! I've even tried adding pureed banana to them which also tastes great. I wasn't successful in getting the banana to infuse by placing it in the container with the cookies. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I put the banana right into the mix because it was really soft. I didn't taste banana but I will try again following the instructions next time. I also use applesauce instead of oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very good! great to make with kids. I used 1 1/2 bananas instead of 1 so I did not have to shove a banana in my cookie jar like the recipe called for. I would like to try them with chocolate chips for a banana split cookie! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used the 15-oz package of cake mix. Added 1 tsp. of baking powder. I let the batter sit about 15 minutes before handling it. Rolled into tsp. -size balls and rolled in powdered sugar BEFORE baking. Baked mine for a little longer than directed - but that could just be my oven. Didn't do the banana in the container thing - but will try it next time. Came out pretty good - for what they are! Will use this recipe again! Read More