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Banana Cookies

Banana Cookies (Soft & Chewy!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 to 26 1x


This banana cookies recipe is the best, hands down! Each bite is soft and chewy, infused with the rich flavor of brown butter and spiced with warm cinnamon.


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mashed very ripe bananas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice the butter into pieces and place it in a skillet over medium heat. Heat for about 5 minutes until it melts, turns foamy, and then becomes golden brown in color and smells nutty. Immediately remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Transfer to the freezer for 15 minutes to cool (you can also do this in advance and cool it to room temperature).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add the cooled browned butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar and mix on High speed for 1 minute, until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract, and beat on High speed for 1 minute. Add the mashed banana and mix just until incorporated, scraping once. Pour in the bowl of dry ingredients and mix on Low speed until just combined.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place ¼ cup granulated sugar on a plate. Roll the dough in 1 ½ tablespoon balls, using a cookie scoop if possible, then roll the ball into the plate of sugar. Repeat to make 2 trays of 12 cookies (24 to 26 total).
  6. Add the trays to the oven and bake 12 to 13 minutes, until puffed, reversing the trays at the 7 minute mark (the cookies will settle into the crinkles when the cool.) Allow to cool on the pan 5 minutes before removing to a baking rack.
  7. Store at room temperature for about 1 week, refrigerated for 2 weeks (bring to room temperature before serving), or frozen for 3 months (un-iced cookies freeze best).
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Cookies
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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