These Soft Banana Cookies will become your favorite thing to make with overripe bananas! They're soft, chewy and delicious - great with a glass of milk! #bananacookierecipe #bananacookies www.savoryexperiments.com

Banana Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 144 kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola

These Soft Banana Cookies will become your favorite thing to make with overripe bananas! They're soft, chewy and delicious - great with a glass of milk! 

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Ingredients

Cookie Dough Recipe:

  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg , room temperature
  • 1 cup ripe banana , mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sugar Cookie Topping:

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients including flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar and light brown sugar. When blended, light and creamy, add egg, vanilla and mashed banana.

  3. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until fully combined.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
  5. After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients, sugar and cinnamon.

  7. With clean hands, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Dough might be sticky and not roll well, have no fear, just plop it into the sugar and coat.
  8. Place onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cookie tops start to crack. Do not wait until cookies brown, they will be overdone.
  10. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack using a spatula.
  11. If you've tried this recipe, please come back and leave a comment to let us know how it went and if you made any modifications!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.