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Bananaramas Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins


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"Peanut butter and banana cookies with chocolate chunks and nuts make irresistible after-school or lunchbox treats."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    11 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, banana, milk, vanilla and almond extracts in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat just until blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts, if desired. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are light brown around edges. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
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  • TIP: A combination of milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chunks can be used.
  • *Substitution: You can use 1/2 stick of Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening instead of 1/2 cup Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2012

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and coarsely chopped sea salt peanuts (for that salty-sweet combo). Baked at 350*, my cookies were just right at just under eleven minutes. These cookies look like something you'd see on the front of a cooking magazine, they turned out very pretty! Holy cow, these cookies are addictive. My husband did not try them but the kids and I can't get enough. These are AWESOME.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2012

recipe was decent. Was not as yummy as I expected. I added some chocolate drizzles on the tops of the cookies to balance out the flavors a little and it was better.


16 Ratings

Jun 08, 2012

I absolutely loved this recipe. I made it excately to the specifications and the cookies turned out beautiful. Feed them to my son's pre k class and they polished them off.

Oct 27, 2012

Starting to think about Christmas cookies. Instead of the traditional chocolate chip cookies, I thought I'd give this recipe a trial run to see if it could be a replacement. I'm glad I did because the consensus was "...WOW, these are really good." You bite into a big glob of gooey dark chocolate, and the banana and peanut butter flavors are perfect complements to that chocolate chunk. Followed the recipe to the letter, wouldn't change a thing, and this definitely will be included in 2012's Holiday cookie baking.

Nov 29, 2012

Delicious! Did butter instead of shortening and soy milk instead of dairy and it was awesome!

Jun 12, 2012

A really good cookie! I had some extra bananas today and am getting tired of the same old banana bread, I've never had banana in my cookies before.... The family loved them. A nice switch up from the regular chocolate chip!

Sep 09, 2013

I made these using a bit less sugar and peanut butter, left out the almond extract and nuts and then took them to work. The entire batch was gone in under three hours and I got several requests for the recipe, even my BF who doesn't care for banana anything kept snitching them.

May 18, 2013

I loved this recipe. I used extra crunchy peanut butter and left out the almond extract. I also used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the chunks. to die for!


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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