Banana Sugar Cookies

Banana Sugar Cookies

I accidentally invented this recipe for banana sugar cookies and I am so excited to finally share it. One Christmas, I made Granny a few batches of cookies. She said that she loved them and shared them with her friends. But she couldn’t share the beach cookies from because, as she put it “there is a limit to my generosity.” That about sums up how I feel about these cookies. I love making them and I love sharing them, but I always put a lot few aside just for me.
Stack of Banana Sugar Cookies

The inspiration for banana sugar cookies came to me while I was puréeing baby food for my 9 month old. I was already planning to make sugar cookies. And as I pureed a banana, I decided to mix some in to the batter just to see what would happen. I love the soft cakey texture that the banana added. And don’t worry, half a cup of banana purée wasn’t much of a sacrifice for the little chubster.
The hardest part of this recipe is the fact that it is one of those put-it-in-the-fridge for a couple hours recipes. I like to do everything all at once because I don’t have a ton of time to myself in the kitchen. But letting the butter do whatever it does during that inconvenient stretch of time in the fridge is totally worth the wait. And rolling the cookie dough in regular sugar AND brown sugar makes all of the carameley difference in the sugar cookie world. This is not the place to cut corners or calories.
Banana Sugar Cookies Rolled in Brown Sugar Mix
So stop what you’re doing. Or at least rearrange your schedule, and go make banana sugar cookies. Don’t starve your babies to do so, but make a big batch so you can share. And whatever you do, remember to limit your generosity. Oh, how I wish I could share these banana sugar cookies with my Grandma.

Banana Sugar Cookies on Blue

Banana Sugar Cookies

Banana sugar cookies are the most delicious sugar cookie with a twist, and no one can get enough. The unexpected pop of flavor will have everyone asking for more cookies and for your secret recipe! The recipe is no longer a secret. 

Servings: 32 Cookies
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 stick butter at room temp
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C banana purée (about one large ripe banana)
  • 1/4 c sugar for rolling
  • 1/4 c light brown sugar for rolling
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 c sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add in the vanilla, egg, and banana purée, and beat at medium speed until well mixed. 

  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and beat until well mixed and a soft cookie dough forms. Cover mixing bowl and refrigerate for an hour or more. Even overnight is fine. 

  4. Preheat oven to 350. Roll batter into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in mixture of half granulated and half brown sugar. 1/4 c of each should be enough, but add more if needed.

  5. Place cookies on parchment paper covered cookie sheets with about 2 inches in between. Press them down slightly. Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes more.

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