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Butterscotch Banana Drops Recipe

Most folks are surprised to learn that banana is the secret ingredient in these soft cookies. My grandmother shared the recipe with me some 30 years ago, and I've relied on it ever since.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:66 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in bananas. Stir in the oats, pecans, butterscotch chips and dates.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 11 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 97 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Butterscotch Banana Drops

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Well -- made a couple of changes because of what I had on hand! Used entire bag of chips (2 cups) don't like left-over chips; substituted 1-1/2 cup craisins for nuts & dates. Self-rising flour and regular oaks... baked 12 minutes -- oh, and an overflowing cup of banana because did not want to throw away that last little bit! Used parchment paper instead of spraying cookie sheets. We really like nice & moist cookies which they were right out of the oven; so now need to see how they store! Got about 8 dozen plus a few.... thanks for the recipe! My cookie sheets are very heavy and dark so they continue cooking after removing from the oven while cooling."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"These are very good but a little too sweet for me. Next time I'll leave out the butterscotch chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"what a great cookie. It has lots of flavor with the bannans, pecans, dates, oatmeal, It is like you have layers of flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"I'll make these cookies again. I substituted butterscotch chips for the dates and they were delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Very tasty!!! I used old-fashioned rolled oats instead of quick-cooking oats, and they were still great! This is a moist cookie with a lot of flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"I love this recipe but there is no way I'd ever get 11 doz. unless I drop them from a baby spoon. Is there instructions for high altitude?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2008

"Excellent cookie and works well with a sugar substitute, also."

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