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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

 

Banana Bread Pecan Cookies

These cookies taste just like sweet banana bread with toasted pecans. A must try!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 8
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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32 Responses
  1. 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!

  2. Maegan @ The BakerMama

    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!

  3. Ann

    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!

  4. Ali

    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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