Peggy Burdick shares her recipe for Banana Spice Cookies. Reports this Burlington, Michigan cook, 'My grandkids love these tasty soft cookies.'

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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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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  • In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and bananas; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Chill (dough will be very soft).

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  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 20.7mg; sodium 110.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
i actually did not have bananas on hand when i found this recipe, but i wanted to make cookies that weren't chocolate. so i decided to sub applesauce for the bananas and let me tell you, they were really quite good. i enjoyed the spiciness of the cookies with the raisin/nut combo. they are very fluffy in texture. i also didn't have time to chill the dough and went for it, and they turned out quite well. thanks for a versatile recipe that got me out of a chocolate funk :) :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
I chilled the dough overnight and they turned out great the next day! I also put the bananas in a small chopper when I was mixing everything together. The cookies aren't overly spicy or banana-y, which is nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2008
I had some overripened bananas and wanted to use them. I normally would make bread or muffins, but I decided to make something different. Basically they taste like bread or a muffin in a cookie like form. They were good and tasty (I always use half whole wheat flour), but I guess I am not a huge fan of the cakelike cookie. I may as well have made the muffins because I prefer that over these cookies. It's no reflection on the recipe at all. It's just my preference. they almost reminded me of muffin tops. So if you like a cakelike texture and bananas, you will love this recipe. I just don't consider these your typical cookie, which I prefer more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2011
I love this variation for using up super ripe bananas! I made the recipe pretty much as posted, but omitted the nuts and raisins for my 4 year old. She Loves them!! I like that there are so many ways to change it up...add coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, you name it and it would go with this recipe. I plan to make them again sandwiching them with a homemade cream cheese frosting..banana spice whoopee pies!! Awesome ;-) Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2008
Awesome! Very light and soft with a strong banana spice flavor. I made these with whole wheat flour and they were still great. Thanks for the recipe! A definite keeper! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
These were delicious! I made them multi-grain by using 3/4 cup white flour, 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats that I ground up in a coffee grinder that I only use for food, and 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. Increased cinammon to 1 tsp, ground up the walnuts and used butter instead of shortening. So good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2008
I thought these cookies were kind of boring. Nothing exciting on the taste. However...I must admit that my kids don't like nuts and raisins in the cookies, so I omitted them. I ended up putting a little icing on them to make them alittle more sweet. I think I was was looking for a little more spice than what I got. My kids definitely enjoyed them, so I am glad that I made them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
Exactly what I was hoping for. I didn't do the icing, because I made these cookies for my little boy. He loved them, and so did I. They were very moist and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
A very good recipe to use those ripe bananas up and the flavor is not overwhelming. I added peanut butter chips instead of the raisins. Read More
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