Banana Spice Cookies Recipe

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Peggy Burdick shares her recipe for Banana Spice Cookies. Reports this Burlington, Michigan cook, "My grandkids love these tasty soft cookies."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 199 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and bananas; mix well.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Cover and refrigerate until dough is easier to handle (dough will be very soft).
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Spice Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p54

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 239367
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Looking for a very soft cookie? You found it! Wonderfully spiced. Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before putting in oven and turned up with big puffy soft cookies. As a Taste of Home volunteer food editor I love recipes that can be assembled quickly with ingredients on-hand."

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 4499
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"We liked this soft spicy cookie"

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