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Banana Spice Cookies

"Peggy Burdick shares her recipe for Banana Spice Cookies. Reports this Burlington, Michigan cook, 'My grandkids love these tasty soft cookies.'"
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Ingredients

25 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and bananas; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Chill (dough will be very soft).
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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i actually did not have bananas on hand when i found this recipe, but i wanted to make cookies that weren't chocolate. so i decided to sub applesauce for the bananas and let me tell you, they w...

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I followed the recipe exactly, but I would prefer to add more spice. I could barely taste anything.

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i actually did not have bananas on hand when i found this recipe, but i wanted to make cookies that weren't chocolate. so i decided to sub applesauce for the bananas and let me tell you, they w...

I chilled the dough overnight and they turned out great the next day! I also put the bananas in a small chopper when I was mixing everything together. The cookies aren't overly spicy or banana-y...

I had some overripened bananas and wanted to use them. I normally would make bread or muffins, but I decided to make something different. Basically they taste like bread or a muffin in a cooki...

I love this variation for using up super ripe bananas! I made the recipe pretty much as posted, but omitted the nuts and raisins for my 4 year old. She Loves them!! I like that there are so man...

Awesome! Very light and soft with a strong banana spice flavor. I made these with whole wheat flour and they were still great. Thanks for the recipe! A definite keeper!

These were delicious! I made them multi-grain by using 3/4 cup white flour, 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats that I ground up in a coffee grinder that I only use for food, and 1 1/4 cup whole wheat f...

I thought these cookies were kind of boring. Nothing exciting on the taste. However...I must admit that my kids don't like nuts and raisins in the cookies, so I omitted them. I ended up putti...

Exactly what I was hoping for. I didn't do the icing, because I made these cookies for my little boy. He loved them, and so did I. They were very moist and tasty!

A very good recipe to use those ripe bananas up and the flavor is not overwhelming. I added peanut butter chips instead of the raisins.