Banana Cookie Recipe

If you are looking for ripe banana recipes, or more drop cookie recipes, this banana cookie recipe is another one for easy to make cookies.

These banana cookies are a nice addition to kids' lunch boxes or just eaten as a nice light snack.

This is a soft banana cookie for simple cookie recipes, which will make about 3 dozen cookies.


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium, ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat in.
  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • Add alternately with mashed bananas.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake @350 F for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

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