Don't miss a single recipe from Picky Palate: sign up for my weekly newsletter





Cookies
Oct
11
2018

Banana Bread Pecan Cookies

Sharing delicious pecan cookies today! My Banana Bread Pecan Cookies are the perfect cookie for any occasion. Banana bread in cookie form!

pecan cookies

 

Pecan Cookies

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!

Try my Roasted Banana Bread recipe too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

pecan cookies

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

How To Toast Pecans

  1. Place pecans 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 transferring.

pecan cookies

Pour in your sugar and cinnamon.

pecan cookies

Add a couple tablespoons of water.

pecan cookies

Stir to coat all pecans.

pecan cookies

Add a touch of salt.

pecan cookies

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

pecan cookies

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

pecan cookies

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

How To Make Banana Bread Cookies

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

pecan cookies

Dry ingredients up next.

pecan cookies

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

pecan cookies

Slightly crush your pecans and add them to the bowl.

pecan cookies

Best.cookie.dough.ever!

pecan cookies

Ready to bake!

pecan cookies

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

 

Banana Bread Pecan Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

These cookies taste just like sweet banana bread with toasted pecans. A must try!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread cookies, best cookies, best cookies recipe, pecan cookies, pecan cookies recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
Cinnamon Toasted Pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups 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
Instructions
  1. Place Pecans 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.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Pecan Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pin To Your Favorite Recipe Board

pecan cookies


Follow me on instagram

FOLLOW PICKY PALATE ON INSTAGRAM! Show me what recipes you're making from Picky Palate by using #pickypalate.

Comments Leave a Reply
Print Recipe Print Recipe


Powered by MailChimp

Other recipes you may enjoy...

Comments

32 Responses | Comments RSS


  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

    Ummm…all I can think to say is YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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!

  19. 19
    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 πŸ˜€

  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 πŸ˜‰

  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 350ΒΊ???

  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?


Leave a Comment



Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!