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Shawn's Study Snacks Recipe

Shawn's Study Snacks

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"Discovered by value of using what was left in my University Residence cupboards. A high energy cookie, easy to make, addictive and great when studying for exams."

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Original recipe makes 4 - 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together in order given, making sure that butter or margarine is well beaten in. You can add up to 1/2 teaspoon more of cinnamon if you like spice. More flour may be added if batter is runny.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cookies with be soft.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2011

I was wondering why no-one had posted a picture of this, and now I know why. It isn't the most attractive recipe. I think it would look better baked in a pan and cut into bars. Very tasty though. Mine were finished before I remembered that I had wanted to post a picture!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2010

The cookies were okay...they seem to have a personality disorder though...they can't decide if they want to be a cookie or a bread. The consistency and texture are not quite that of a normal cookie...Interesting flavor though...i did leave out the nuts and added mini chocolate chips to mine...but BF liked them better with just raisins.

Sep 23, 2003

My Husband and I both enjoyed these cookies and so did the men in his office. Many wanted the recipe for their own use. I did add a couple of things when I made them a little vanilla extract and a touch of salt, and a little more sugar. I did try icing a few with a cream cheese, brown sugar icing and that was wonderful too. They bake up very soft and yummy! Wonderful!

Mar 31, 2009

This recipe was exactly what I wanted! A soft, slightly moist cookie with a good banana flavor that wasn't too overpowering. I added mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and an extra 1/2 cup of oats, and they turned out fantastic! Plus, to cut down on clean up, I used the old trick of baking on parchment paper. For busy moms, this is almost a must. Thanks, Shawn, for a simple, yummy recipe.

Mar 01, 2008

I am also attending university and was looking for a snack to munch on while studying. This met all my expectations. I followed the advice of another review and added some vanilla extract and a little more flour. I also omitted about 1/4 cup of butter. I didn't have enough walnuts or any raisins but I didn't feel they detracted from the overall taste. Cooking them a little longer (10-15 minutes) would make a more cookie like texture but I enjoyed the soft dough-like texture more. I actually enjoyed these so much I began to eat them as a quick breakfast and for dessert.

Jul 02, 2012

Wow! These are surprisingly tasty! I was pretty skeptical of this recipe, but since I had some bananas that needed used up, I thought I'd make these for my marathon-running husband to snack on after his training runs. However, now that I've tried one, I just hope he gets home quickly or there won't be any left for him! These are really, *really* good!!! I think this just became my new go-to recipe for using up bananas. My changes: I upped the flour to 3 cups and substituted wheat flour for half of that, I changed the sugar ratio to 3/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar (in hopes that the brown sugar would help "disguise" the wheat flour since I don't usually like the taste of wheat). Next time, I might try using all wheat flour and just 1 cup of brown sugar - no white sugar at all. I also added 1 ts of vanilla and 1 ts of sea salt. I don't like raisins very much, so I split the dough and added about 1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips to half. I ended up adding about 3/4-1 cup of chocolate chips to the raisin half too because I ran out of raisins.

Mar 27, 2007

Very good. Omitted the nuts, and the nice soft texture was perfect for kids with braces. I added almost 1/2 cup more flour to get a good "cookie" texture. Every one loved them, even a picky eater who refuses to eat anything with oatmeal.

Mar 13, 2013

I took another reviewers suggestion and spread the mixture in a baking dish to make bars. I didn't have nuts or raisins so I added half a bag of frozen raspberries. My kids like them a lot and I like the recipe better than standard banana bread.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

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

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