Banana Spice Cookies


Do I have too many banana-related recipes on this blog? Sorry. I easily fall into banana, corn, and potato ruts. They really suck me in. And I always have ripe bananas on Sundays that are calling my name, literally. I don’t know how they do it.

These are soft, fluffy, and puffy cookies. I am in love with them.  They taste like banana bread in the form of a cookie, with a hint of fall spice.  I modified the recipe from Simply Recipes, a cooking website that has yet to lead me astray. I think because she sometimes uses the term ‘test kitchen.’  Test kitchen??? My test kitchen is my kitchen. And now that I’ve said kitchen 4 times I’m realizing what a funny word that is. Kitchen.


  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350.  Cream the butter and sugars together, then beat in the egg, vanilla, and bananas. In a separate bowl mix the flour, spices, and baking soda. Mix into the sugar mixture just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop onto a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for about 11 minutes.