Desserts Snacks

Banana Cookies


I am in love with these banana cookies. To give you an idea of how much, I woke up and went downstairs and what did I have for breakfast? I grabbed 6 cookies and went back upstairs to get ready for the day. To my credit, I was on vacation so when on vacation you’re on vacation eating. Well, when lunch came around I still wanted more so I grabbed 5 more cookies. 11 cookies guys. And that was me controlling myself because I seriously could have eaten way more, not even kidding. I feel very lucky to have a good metabolism!


Since I was at my mom’s house I got to play with all of her really, really cool baking things. She inherited them from the bakery I believe she worked at when she was younger. I wish I was still there (because I miss my mom and family) BUT also so I can take more pictures of what she had! You guys would have loved them. She had another scale, old whisks, just a ton of stuff. Next time.


I love this picture above because it shows my mom cooking my Green Chicken Wraps for dinner in the background.

Banana Cookies

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 mashed bananas or 3 if they are smaller
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 to 2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Mash the bananas. I let my kitchen aid mash them pretty good. Cream in the shortening (see notes on why I use shortening and not butter) and white sugar.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Fold in the flour. Add chocolate chips.


If you plan to use butter, that is fine BUT they will turn out differently. The pictures are actually cookies I used with butter. They are still so delicious. If you use shortening they will be more of a dense cookie- more of a banana bread cookie. If you use butter they will turn out fluffy and more of a cake-like cookie.

Adapted from PotsPansandParkers


The consistency is not like normal cookies dough- it is more wet. Don’t worry though, they will hold their shape.


This is my little sister Anika. Can you believe that I actually REDUCED the vibrance in her hair? lol. Yep, that gorgeous mane is actually that red. Us thin-haired people in the family are extremely jealous to say the least.


I like these better than regular chocolate chip cookies and I know you’ll love them. I probably won’t make them for awhile though because it’s one of those food items I can’t control myself around and the vacation-me went a little crazy on the sweets last week so it’s time to exercise a little self control. Just a little though.

xoxo, Marinn

P.s. that scooper in that picture is my great-great grandmothers when she worked in her candy shop. I told my mom she needs to will these to me when she dies. In a nice way.


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