Easy Kids’ Recipe for Fluffy Banana Cookies

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I should rename these to the Houdini cookies, with how fast they vanish from my kitchen. Very fluffy and delicious. My daughter just turned one and loves to help make these. She pulls the paper from the butter, peels the bananas, mashes and mixes. It’s so fast and easy. Any time we have a couple bananas going brown we mix up these. The recipe originated as my grandmother’s banana bread, but one day I was in a rush and didn’t want to wait an hour for the bread to bake so I tossed them in as cookies and we all agreed it came out better this way.


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, or more to taste
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place bananas, flour, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, walnuts, egg, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Drop 3 tablespoonfuls of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar on top.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and edges are set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Servings: 12 – Yield: 1 9×13-inch baking sheet



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