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Jumbo Banana Cookies Recipe

Jumbo Banana Cookies

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"Large, soft cookies everyone will love! Don't omit the frosting."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Mix together shortening, 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, eggs, bananas, vanilla, 1/2 cup evaporated milk and vinegar till light and creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to other mixture. Add nuts.
  3. Chill one hour in refrigerator.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 minutes. Let cool then frost them.
  5. To Make Frosting: Mix 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Beat until soft. Spread on tops of cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 17, 2009

These cookies are awesome. Soft, chewy and tons of delicious banana flavor. Because of previous reviews concerning cooking time and temperature, I baked them at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. They came out perfect. Thanks for a new great way to utilize over-ripened bananas. I got 31 jumbo sized cookies from this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2003

These are horrible! They are very dry, even if you decrease the cooking time. They definitely are not 'jumbo', I don't understand where that reference came from. Also, with only 1/2 cup of sugar, they are very bland and 'floury' tasting. I couldn't even give them away, down the disposal they went! Although, the frosting was delicious.


44 Ratings

Dec 28, 2003

Good recipe! My kids loved them.

Nov 26, 2008

These cookies are very good even without the frosting. Tastes like banana bread, only in cookie form. Exactly what I was looking for.

Feb 15, 2011

THE BEST COOKIES IVE BAKED YET! The recipe was super easy, & the cookies were amazing! Taste like banana bread but better! The frost does add a extra "yum yum!" to the cookie. People (Including me) Rave about these cookies. WILL bake again!

Jan 27, 2003

These tasted like little banana breads with soft cake like cookie consistency. I didn't add the frosting but did add chocolate chips to the batter. It was yummy for a light cookie desert.

Apr 19, 2008

These are moist, cakey cookies that definitely taste better the next day. I wouldn't omit the frosting either especially since I think the frosting helps keep them moist. I can't give 5 stars though since without my additional of 6 oz of chocolate chips I think these would have been a bit bland.

Sep 23, 2008

Taste is very nice however , they are not Jumbo. Just ordinary sized cookies. My first batch burned and I only cooked them 10 minutes. When I reduced time to 7 minutes they came out very nice.


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

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

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