Oct
11
2013

Banana White Chocolate and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies

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My Banana White Chocolate and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies are a banana bread and pecan party in your mouth.

Banana White Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies by Picky Palate

I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts #ThinkFisher this year.  Lots of fun “nut recipes” coming your way :)

I created one amazing cookie for you today.  These cookies taste like a gooey, sweet little banana bread slice with crunchy cinnamon toasted pecans throughout.  These are right up there with some of my favorite cookies.  The flavor combination is so fun!

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Here is the big bag of Fisher Pecan halves that I used.  After I made these Cinnamon Toasted Pecans on the stovetop, I had to fight my husband away before he ate them.  The pecans are addicting and make such a great gift for the Holidays on their own.

If you’re one to venture into the contesting world–one world in which I used to compete in often, and in fact was a precursor to Picky Palate–Fisher and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli want to feature your homemade recipe!  Be sure to Enter the My Fresh Twist Recipe Contest by submitting a recipe and picture of your signature dish prepared with pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts for your chance to win a trip to New York City and meet Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Click HERE for all of the details.  Now, let’s move on to the steps.

Toasting Pecan

To prepare your cinnamon toasted pecans, start by pouring your pecans in a hot skillet over medium heat.

sugar and cinnamon

Pour in your sugar and cinnamon.

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Add a couple tablespoons of water.

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Stir to coat all pecans.

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Add a touch of salt.

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Let the pecans bubble and boil for a good 5 minutes until they become thick and coated.

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Ta da!  Transfer to some parchment paper so they can cool completely.

sugar vanilla and banana

Time to make the cookie dough.  Start by creaming your butter and sugars then add your egg, vanilla and 2 very ripe bananas.

dry ingredients

Dry ingredients up next.

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Add your lovely white chocolate chips.  Semi-sweet chocolate chips would work great too.

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Slightly crush your pecans and add them to the bowl.

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Best.cookie.dough.ever!

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Ready to bake!

Banana White Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies by Picky Palate

Just you wait until you smell these babies baking in the oven.  Your house smells like a dream.  Enjoy!

Banana White Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies by Picky Palate

Banana White Chocolate and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies

Banana White Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toasted Pecan Cookies by Picky PalateIngredients

Cinnamon Toasted Pecans

  • 1 1/2 cups Fisher Pecan Halves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water

Cookie Dough

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Place Fisher Pecan Halves into a medium non stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and water until combined. Stir and let pecans bubble cook for about 5 minutes. Mixture will become thick. Pour pecans onto parchment paper to cool for at least 15 minutes before adding to cookie dough.
  2. To prepare cookie dough, cream butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla mixing to combine. Mash bananas and add them to the bowl, stirring. Add flour, baking soda, salt and white chocolate chips stirring. Place cinnamon toasted pecans into a large ziploc and crush slightly. I still kept mostly large pieces. Add to bowl and mix to combine.
  3. With a medium cookie scoop, place dough onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat liner or parchment paper. Leave a good inch and a half between each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-16 minutes until golden brown. You want these too bake longer than you typically bake cookies. Let cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

This is a sponsored post for Fisher Nuts, however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. 1

    These are going to be my boyfriend’s new favourite thing – he goes crazy for pecans and white chocolate!

  2. 2
    Tieghan says:

    So excited for all the upcoming nutty recipes! Especially with the holidays coming up! I love nuts during the holidays! These cookie look amazing, as always! YUM!

  3. 3

    Loving the flavors in these cookies! Pecans and bananas go so well together.

  4. 4
    Carrian says:

    These look so delicious! I love pecans and white chocolate!

  5. 5

    These look so good! I could see this being put out for holiday dinner parties!

  6. 6

    Those cookies sound AWESOME, Jenny!

  7. 7

    Banana bread COOKIES?? Love this idea — cookies for breakfast!!!

  8. 8
    mom@lthfarm says:

    Ummm…all I can think to say is YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  9. 9

    Oh yeah! I LOVE that you put banana in these!!

  10. 10
    marla says:

    Anything with pecans & i’m totally sold!!

  11. 11

    I can’t wait for my house to smell like a dream! These look delicious!

  12. 12

    Yum! Love the toasted pecans!!

  13. 13
    Debbie says:

    This recipe looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it. :)

  14. 14
    Amanda says:

    Love it girl! Can’t wait to make these!

  15. 15

    Such a great combination of flavors! I can’t wait to make these.

  16. 16
    Lynne says:

    I love pecans, cinnamon & cookies! Can’t wait to try these!!!

  17. 17

    What great flavors to pack into a cookie!!

  18. 18
    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    These sound awesome! I don’t know if those cinnamon toasted pecans would even make it to the cookie batter they look so tasty! Can’t wait to try!

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    Crystal says:

    What temperature should this cookies be set at? You have the bake time, but not the temp! Thanks and have a great day!

  20. 20
    Ashley M. says:

    These look divine! I love banana and the candied nuts send them over the edge!

  21. 21

    The toasted pecans had me drooling :D

  22. 22
    Marian says:

    Amazing! Love these!

  23. 23

    This cookie dough looks amazing, don’t know if I would make it to the oven ;)

  24. 24
    Georgia says:

    These look gorgeous! Can’t wait to try!

  25. 25

    These sound so good with the candied pecans!

  26. 26
    Ann says:

    Made these the other night in the “semi-homemade” format due to time using a sugar cookie mix. They came out great! The banana helps keep them so moist! Will be a definite addition to the holiday cookies!

  27. 27
    Janet says:

    Bake at 350º???

  28. 28
    Susan Crisel says:

    These cookies are a party for your taste buds!!!!!!! They are so good. I am definitely going to make this one again. Thanks for the great recipe.

  29. 29
    nancy says:

    these cookies are amazing. i grated in some fresh ginger for one tray, to see how it worked, and i highly recommend.

  30. 30
    Ali says:

    I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate. Do you think dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or semisweet chips would taste good in these cookies instead?

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