These are soft, chewy cookies that taste just like homemade banana bread!

Molly

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla extract, and banana. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; blend thoroughly into the shortening mixture to make a sticky batter. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

  • In a medium bowl, blend butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Adjust amount of milk as necessary to attain a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 12.9mg 4% DV; sodium 78.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
These cookies were terrific with some major tweaking so I can only give them a 4, but after adjustment they are a 6! I followed the suggestion of adding an extra banana and using the banana butter icing from this site, but the dough was way too thin for cookies so I added 1 c. of quick oats as well. I also used half white sugar and half brown sugar just because I like cookies with brown sugar. The end result was phenomenal. I actually only iced half of them because my family liked them plain as well. They taste like muffin tops! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2002
This recipe turned out ok. Read More
(17)
220 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
These cookies were terrific with some major tweaking so I can only give them a 4, but after adjustment they are a 6! I followed the suggestion of adding an extra banana and using the banana butter icing from this site, but the dough was way too thin for cookies so I added 1 c. of quick oats as well. I also used half white sugar and half brown sugar just because I like cookies with brown sugar. The end result was phenomenal. I actually only iced half of them because my family liked them plain as well. They taste like muffin tops! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2005
YUM-MEE! Like other reviewers I added 1/4 C extra flour, 1/2t. baking powder, and a bunch of chocolate chips. Dee-lish. So fluffy and cakelike. The recipe makes about 36 cookies, but if you eat them quickly enough before your husband gets home, you can say it just makes 24! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These are AWESOME! I didn't have butter flavored shortening so I subbed 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup shortening & next time I will add another banana. I'm tellin ya this beats the morning time mess (AKA: crumbs from cutting banana bread that I clean up) now the kids just take them & run! I also didn't have powdered sugar so I used "Satiny Chocolate Glaze" (found on this web site) on the top delish! They really didn't need the glaze they are good plain. Thanks Molly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
These "cookies" were delicious. I had to tweak the recipe a little but they turned out great. I used 2 bananas, brown sugar instead of white, butter instead of shortening, added 1/2 cup more flour and cinn. and nutmeg. They didn't need the frosting. I dusted with powdered sugar. They are so fluffy and light. They are more like a muffin top than a cookie. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2007
I tweaked it a little because it was a weak version of banana bread....lacked flavor.And walla! Delish! I followed the recipe exactly...just added 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts and 1 more banana. I think 3 bananas would be even better! Tasted just like good ole' southern "like grandma use to make" banana bread! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
This is a wonderful recipe. Not too sweet moist fluffy and tasty. I halved this recipe along with using margarine and half whole wheat flour. I also added more banana. So good!! Oh- Also added pecans and walnuts!! But make alot they disappear quickly. Another thing- No need for icing just dust with powdered sugar it will be all the sweetness you need. Edit:The only bad thing about these is the tops get moist and soggy. Dont stack them on top of each other they get very sticky. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe turned out ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
I LOVE this recipe!! I'm NOT a baker, but this is SO EASY! I have a daughter who dislikes bananas, but she's OK with this. I make this EVEN EASIER by plopping all the cookie dough (it's very much like BATTER) into a greased 9X12 cake pan and baking for 25-30 minutes at the recommended temperature. Iced or not, cut into bars, these are WONDERFUL! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2003
These cookies are wonderful! Just alittle note: after you make up the batter chill it for an hour or so. They come out like little cakes. I didn't use the frosting on them. Read More
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