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Banana Cinnamon Cookies

 Banana Cinnamon Cookies

It’s been raining and cold here in Portland so when I picked my son up from kindergarten we decided to bake cookies together. We had some ripe bananas to use up so we decided to bake banana cinnamon cookies. My son decided he wanted them plain so we didn’t add pecans, chocolate chips, or coconut, although I think they would have been a tasty addition. They were simple to make and turned out so light and fluffy – they reminded me of the tops of muffins. My son was proud of his creation and I was very proud of him.

Banana Cinnamon Cookies:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

Original Recipe by Simply Recipes

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of mashed bananas, about 3 small bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Banana Cinnamon Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla then continue to beat until the mixture is well combined.
Mash the bananas in a bowl with the 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 then mix until just combined. Drop by the spoonful onto the silpat mat.

Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks. Enjoy.
Banana Cinnamon Cookies
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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35 Comments

  1. Mmm I would SO want these with chocolate chips AND coconut. But your son can be the voice of reason…these do look fantastic!

  2. You have such a couple of cooks at home!!!! I'm sure you must feel proud of them! Congratulations to the cook of these exquisite cookies.

  3. I always love it when you post photos of your children baking with you! They are just adorable, and what fond memories they will have! The cookies delicious! I am always looking for new ways to use up ripe bananans (banana bread gets old after a while)!

    Kim in MD

  4. These look so yummy! They are my Fathers Favorite cookie!! His mom use to make them for him as a kid. I didn't know this otherwise I would have made them for him more. I found this out last year so I have been making them for him since!

    Tracy

  5. I'm sort of envious of your son's skills at coming up creative recipes. (Although in my world chocolate chips make everything better.) These sound like a great alternative to banana bread.

  6. The cookies look great. We've found it lots of fun to try recipes beyond the good ol' Chocolate Chip cookies.

  7. This would have been a better use for the overly ripe banana that I ate (choked down) this morning!
    These cookies look delicious…love the baking spices in them.