Banana Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies have kids written all over them.  These cookies have everything that your children like – Bananas and Peanut Butter!  

Adults also love these Banana Peanut Butter Cookies too.  They also have the perfect cross between banana bread and peanut butter cookies, plus they are sweet, but not too sweet.  They would be great for a tea, baby shower or after school snack.  The secret to the unique flavor of this cookie is in the banana cream filling.  I bet we could rename these Minion cookies – Baaaaaannnnaaaaaa!


Banana Peanut Butter Cookies


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Sweet Banana Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
26 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Banana Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Servings: 12 sandwich cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Banana Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rum or rum flavoring
  • Pinch cinnamon, ground
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
Banana Peanut Butter Cookies Instructions:
  1. Prepare Banana Filling.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in peanut butter.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add to peanut butter mixture and blend in.

  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross mark them with a floured fork.  Bake approximately 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies just start to turn brown around the edges.  Remove from heat and let cool on a wire cooling rack.

  5. When cookies are cool, spread Banana Filling between 2 peanut butter cookies to make sandwiches.  Repeat with remaining cookies.

Banana Filling Instructions:
  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, melt butter.  Add sugars and increase heat to medium-high, stirring until melted and bubbling.  Carefully add rum (watch out for flames).  Add cinnamon.  Stir in bananas to coat, set aside.

  2. Cream together cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth.  With a fork. mash bananas and add to cream cheese mixture until smooth.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes before spreading on the cookies.


Source: Photo and recipe by Anna Olson from Food Network Canada.


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