Experimental Cooking: Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies…

23 Mar

It’s that time again!  Another recipe from Joanne Fluke that I had to try!

Here is the recipe for peanut butter & banana cookies.  In the book they are called All-Nighter Cookies.

  • 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)
  • 1 cup white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs (just whip them up with a fork)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup baby food mashed bananas
  • 5.1 Ounce package banana cream pudding mix (NOT sugar free)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour (don’t sift, pack it down in the cup when you measure)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used salted peanuts)
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips (10 ounce package will work)

1/2 cup white (granulated) sugar for later

Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowll, Stir in the sugars, beaten eggs, baking soda, and salt

Measure out 12 cup baby food bananas and add in along with package of dry pudding mix.

Mix in the flower by half-cup increments.  Add the nuts and then the peanut butter chips. Stir until everything is incorporated.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls with your hands (if it is too sticky, chill for 30 minutes)

Put 1/2 cup white sugar into small bowl and roll dough balls in.  Place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 per sheet.  Press them down with the heel of your hand or with a meta spatula sprayed with a non stick cooking spray.

Bake the cookies or 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.  or until they are lightly golden in color.


They freeze welll so you can wrap them in foil and then put in freezer bags. Recipe makes 8-10 dozen.


***** You can also use 2/3 cup very ripe almost a black on the outside pureed bananas instead of baby food.  Use 4 cups of flower instead if you do and chill dough for at least 4 hours before you attempt to make dough balls.


They are SO delicious and SO unique! I think I’m in love with them.  May try adding some chocolate chips to them sometime too!

Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies!


2 Responses to “Experimental Cooking: Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies…”

  1. Hope March 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    These sound like something Elvis would’ve loved. They sound yummy!

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