Large, soft cookies everyone will love! Don't omit the frosting.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together shortening, 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, eggs, bananas, vanilla, 1/2 cup evaporated milk and vinegar till light and creamy.

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  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to other mixture. Add nuts.

  • Chill one hour in refrigerator.

  • Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 minutes. Let cool then frost them.

  • To Make Frosting: Mix 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Beat until soft. Spread on tops of cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 48.5g 16% DV; fat 17.9g 28% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 234.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
These cookies are awesome. Soft, chewy and tons of delicious banana flavor. Because of previous reviews concerning cooking time and temperature, I baked them at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. They came out perfect. Thanks for a new great way to utilize over-ripened bananas. I got 31 jumbo sized cookies from this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/04/2003
These are horrible! They are very dry even if you decrease the cooking time. They definitely are not 'jumbo' I don't understand where that reference came from. Also with only 1/2 cup of sugar they are very bland and 'floury' tasting. I couldn't even give them away down the disposal they went! Although the frosting was delicious. Read More
(3)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
These cookies are awesome. Soft, chewy and tons of delicious banana flavor. Because of previous reviews concerning cooking time and temperature, I baked them at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. They came out perfect. Thanks for a new great way to utilize over-ripened bananas. I got 31 jumbo sized cookies from this recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
Good recipe! My kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
These cookies are very good even without the frosting. Tastes like banana bread only in cookie form. Exactly what I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
THE BEST COOKIES IVE BAKED YET! The recipe was super easy & the cookies were amazing! Taste like banana bread but better! The frost does add a extra "yum yum!" to the cookie. People (Including me) Rave about these cookies. WILL bake again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2003
These tasted like little banana breads with soft cake like cookie consistency. I didn't add the frosting but did add chocolate chips to the batter. It was yummy for a light cookie desert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2008
These are moist cakey cookies that definitely taste better the next day. I wouldn't omit the frosting either especially since I think the frosting helps keep them moist. I can't give 5 stars though since without my additional of 6 oz of chocolate chips I think these would have been a bit bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
Great cookie, even if you don't want the frosting Was out of evaporated milk...checked allrecipes for sub...light cream...out of that too. Used coffeemate vanilla...worked great Have sent this recipe on to family Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2008
Taste is very nice however they are not Jumbo. Just ordinary sized cookies. My first batch burned and I only cooked them 10 minutes. When I reduced time to 7 minutes they came out very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
Really good recipe they taste great Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/04/2003
These are horrible! They are very dry even if you decrease the cooking time. They definitely are not 'jumbo' I don't understand where that reference came from. Also with only 1/2 cup of sugar they are very bland and 'floury' tasting. I couldn't even give them away down the disposal they went! Although the frosting was delicious. Read More
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