I received this recipe from my retired school-teaching Aunt who selected this as her all-time favorite cookie recipe from the many years of teaching and having students bring in their favorite cookies.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs and mashed banana. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; blend into the banana mixture. Stir in the nuts. Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until no imprint remains when touched. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 20.5mg 7% DV; sodium 91.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
We made this cookie today in our shop and it turned out great. We quadrupled the recipe and added a hand full of mini chocolate chips mini butterscotch chips and a half cup of chopped candied cherries. It was delicious and it made a beautiful cookie. Our customers raved. Thanks for a great recipe. I think it's going to be one of our most requested. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2005
These turned out all right but a little soggy. I'm not sure if it was the recipe or something i did when i made them but they weren't my favorite ever. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
We made this cookie today in our shop and it turned out great. We quadrupled the recipe and added a hand full of mini chocolate chips mini butterscotch chips and a half cup of chopped candied cherries. It was delicious and it made a beautiful cookie. Our customers raved. Thanks for a great recipe. I think it's going to be one of our most requested. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2003
This cookie has a very nice taste and texture. It is more of a little banana nut muffin than a traditional cookie. It is a nice change. I got 4 1/2 dozen from the recipe. The recipe said it only makes 2 1/2 dozen. Mine were regular cookie size (about 1 rounded teaspoonful). A bigger cookie might be more appropriate considering the cake like texture of these. Overall they were good and I will proubaly make them again....especially when I have an abundance of bananas. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2004
I just got done making these. Pretty good but I'd call them mini-cakes rather than cookies...extremely soft. But tasty. Being a nut lover but not mixed with my desserts I processed a jar of marischino cherries & drained them & added them instead of the walnuts. I just wished I had added some chocolate chips as well. Good cookie - will try it again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2003
Very nice soft cookie. Kind of like banana bread actually! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
After reading reviews I decided to bake this batter in my mini-bundt pan. I left out the nuts and cloves because I didn't have either one. These came out lovely. I sprinkled the tops with butterscotch chips before baking so they have a butterscotch "crust" in the bottom when you invert the pan. I see this recipe as having great potential for my creative muse. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
Very good cookie... I followed other reviewers suggestions and added 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips 1/2 c. dried cherries and 1/2 c. chopped nuts. Next time I might add more mashed banana too. Nice to find an alternative to banana bread when you have over-ripe bananas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
This recipe is so easy! To make it a true "Banana Split" cookie I added chopped dried cherries and chocolate chips. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2005
I was looking for a way to use old bananas other than making banana bread. I chose these and they turned out very good but they still tasted like banana bread texture and all. Next time I will try adding sherries and nuts and see if that makes them different. They were good just not different enough from regular banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
What a great cookie.Everyone who tried them said they love them.Thanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2005
These turned out all right but a little soggy. I'm not sure if it was the recipe or something i did when i made them but they weren't my favorite ever. Read More
(3)