Banana and Walnut Cookies

Banana and Walnut Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium (1/2 cup) ripe banana, chopped coarsely small
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350’F. Combine butter, sugar and banana in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Add egg, vanilla and banana extract, beat until smooth. Add flour and salt into the butter mixture until well combined. Then stir in walnuts.
  2. Using a small ice cream scoop shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking/cookie sheet. Flatten each balls into 1/4-inch thickness with the buttered bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and transfer onto wire racks to cool.


Buttery Frosting (if making sandwich cookies)

3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk

– Beat all ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Fill cookies with 2 teaspoons of filling.

Recipe and Photo credit: Jeannie Maristela is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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