Banana Drop Cookies

These Banana Drop Cookies are a delightful treat, featuring a light and fluffy texture that makes them perfect for any occasion. The recipe is not only easy but also a great way to use up those overripe bananas, adding a natural sweetness and moistness to the cookies. The combination of mashed bananas, cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla creates a flavor profile that will leave you reaching for seconds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Easy and Quick: With straightforward steps and common ingredients, these cookies come together effortlessly.
  2. Perfect for Overripe Bananas: Transform overripe bananas into a delicious snack rather than letting them go to waste.
  3. Versatile Treat: Enjoy these cookies as a quick breakfast bite, afternoon snack, or dessert with your favorite beverage.


  • 1¼ cups sugar
    • 2/3 cup butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup banana; mashed well
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2¼ cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For Topping (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt along with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  2. Cream sugar, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Add beaten eggs and beat well. Stir in mashed bananas.
  4. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  6. Drop teaspoon-sized balls of dough two inches apart on a baking sheet.

Recipe Tips

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the dough.
  • Ensure the bananas are well-mashed for a smoother texture in the cookies.
  • Experiment with different types of sugar for the topping to customize the sweetness to your liking.

Enjoy these Banana Drop Cookies with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful snack that perfectly balances sweetness and warmth.

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