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Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies

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

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Original recipe yields 36 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  4. 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.
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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!

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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!


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!