Banana Bread Cookies

This recipe for banana bread cookies is super easy – uses basic ingredients to make a moist, chewy dessert.

This recipe for banana bread cookies is super easy - uses basic ingredients to make a moist, chewy dessert.

Happy Friday! For this year's last Cookie Week recipe, I'm taking one of our family's favorite recipes and giving it a little bit of a makeover.

banana bread cookies

I started writing this recipe with a familiar idea. I've used the banana bread recipe from The Small Things Blog for years – it's the easiest/best banana bread recipe I've found. This is one of those no-fail recipes that I know can depend on…I've probably make it a dozen times! When I was brainstorming Cookie Week ideas for this year, I thought a Banana Bread Cookie recipe sounded amazing – and what better recipe to adapt than the Banana Bread recipe I've used for years?

I did have to work with the recipe a little bit to adapt it to a cookie, but it ended up being such a fantastic transformation! With these cookies, you'll still get the little bit of crunch on the outside from the sugar with the soft, chewy center…just like banana bread. I added walnuts into this recipe (like I typically do with the regular banana bread when I make it), but other great add-ins would be pecans, chocolate chips, or even toffee bits.

Look – I'm not telling you that you can eat Banana Bread Cookies for breakfast, but I mean – if you can eat the bread, why not the cookie too? I don't personally see much of a difference. 😉

Let's take a look at the third and final 2021 Cookie Week recipe – Banana Bread Cookies!

Banana Bread Cookies

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banana bread cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas smashed
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until blended. Add vanilla, egg, and banana.
  • Slowly add flour into mixture until incorporated.
  • Gently fold in walnuts until blended.
  • Spoon about 3 tbsp of mixture per cookie onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, until tops of cookies start to turn golden brown.

And that's a wrap on cookie week 2021! Thanks so much for stopping by – hope you guys have loved this year's cookie recipes. If you'd like to see all of the previous recipes in this series, you can click here.


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