Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Nice alternative to Banana Bread when you have ripe bananas to use up. My family prefers these to bread - these don't last long in our house

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and bananas; mix up well.
  3. In another bowl combine dry ingredients; then add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in raisins.
  5. Chill (dough will be very soft).
  6. Drop by round teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.


Most Helpful

Nice cookie. I added an extra half cup of flour to stiffen the dough up. It worked great. I added 1/2 cup cinnamon chips instead of the raisins. I also didn't have any cloves so I used some nutmeg. I know the flavor isn't the same but it turned out good.

*Z* August 03, 2009

Additional kudos - with organic peanut butter and fresh chopped apples, these cookies made a fantastic power snack before going hiking! Yummy and nutritious. Great fluffy cookie! Close to what my Mom used to make (which I am still trying to get to replicate). I split the dough adding fresh finely chopped apples (2 tbl) to 1/2 and natural crunchy peanut butter (3-4tbl) to other half since I didn't have raisins. Both turned out tasty. Thanks!!

susan_hacker April 12, 2009

Interesting taste and very fluffy cookies! I added 1 tsp vanilla, some cocoa powder and instead of raisins I added crushed pecans. Thanks!

hippeastrum December 07, 2008

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