Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A good recipe, great for lunch boxes or after school with milk. I've made it using chunky or smooth and even low fat peanut butter and the cookies are always good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Grease cookie sheets.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together banana, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy, using a mixer on medium speed.
  5. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  6. Gradually beat in flour mixture until a dough forms.
  7. Shape dough into one inch balls and place them two inches apart on cookie sheets.
  8. Using the tines of a fork dipped in flour, press a criss-cross pattern onto each cookie.
  9. Bake cookies until edges are set, about 10 minutes.
  10. Place cookie sheets on wire racks and cool for about 5 minutes.
  11. Then take cookies off the sheets and cool them completely on the wire racks.


Most Helpful

The cookies seemed pretty tasteless. I think they would benefit from the addition of nuts and perhaps chocolate chips

Colleen Noecker September 11, 2003

I just made this same recipe (found the recipe at the grocery store). I added 1/4 cup each of walnut and chocolate chips. Also, these improve VASTLY if they are allowed to sit a few hours before eating. When I tried one just after baking, it was very bland and kind of dry. After they cooled, I sealed them up in a container, and tried another after a few hours. They became very moist and the banana flavor was much more pronounced. I figure that they are like banana bread, which always tastes better after a day or so. The dominant flavor is banana, the peanut butter is faint.

Vino Girl August 10, 2004

These were terrible. After the first batch, I added more peanut butter. Still no flavour. Threw the rest of the dough out, along with the baked cookies.

crerar September 14, 2003

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