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Coconut Banana Cookies

This is a springtime variation on my grandma's banana drop cookies and, with tons of coconut flavor, it's perfect for Easter. —Elyse Benner, Solon, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup shortening, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup creamy cashew butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cream shortening, cashew butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in next 5 ingredients until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl, mix unsweetened coconut and flour. Beat into creamed mixture just until combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, drop dough 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with sweetened coconut. Bake until edges are golden brown, 15-20 minutes (cookies will have cakelike texture). Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Editor's Note
Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 232 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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