Recently my niece came over on a Sunday and wanted to bake but she was not in the mood for something chocolaty! I really did not have much in the house to make and then I remembered we had talked in the past about banana nut bread but we wanted to make cookies. I googled banana nut cookies and found this simple recipe for you guessed it banana nut cookies!
I had everything but the chocolate chips which my niece would bring so I was all set. I took out the ingredients that needed to be at room temperature and by the time my niece arrived with the chocolate chips we were ready to start baking!
This recipe for Banana Nut Cookies came together so quickly I was quite shocked. The batter was made in no time and from start to finish our cookie making took only 30 minutes! Then we were able to get back to our individual computers, get back to work and enjoy some television.
Of course we could not wait to try the cookies when they game out of the oven the cookies tasted like the tops of a Banana Nut Muffin! They were good. As the cookies cooled, they had an entirely different taste! The cookies no longer tasted like a muffin and had the consistency of a cookie. The cookies did not last long.
When you want something to bake something that is good, quick and will satisfy your sweet tooth try this recipe for Banana Nut Cookies! I am glad I found it on google and will definitely make it again!
Banana Nut Cookies
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 22 mins
- Serves: 15, Yield: 30 cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup mashed bananas ( about 2 1/2 large bananas)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup chopped nuts ( pick your favorite or even add chocolate chips)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.
- Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture and mix until just combined.
- Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using. Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. ( I used a small ice cream scoop) Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
- Makes about 30 cookies.