Banana Split Cookies

One of my favorite summer treats is a banana split. Over the weekend I was in the kitchen getting ready to make up my classic chocolate chip cookie recipe for my daddy, and suddenly I decided to change it up. I used my classic chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some modifications to create the most delicious cookie ever...the banana split cookie. I even topped it with a cherry. This is my new go to easy cookie recipe that is perfect for any summer soiree.

Banana Split Cookies 
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 large egg (I used Eggland's Best)
1 tsp. vanilla (I used Watkins Pure Vanilla)
2 3/4 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
about 1/2 a box of JELL-O brand Instant Banana Cream Pudding
1 pkg. chocolate chunks coarsely chopped
1/2 c.  coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 c. dried bananas chopped
10 maraschino cherries cut into quarters
• Preheat oven to 350° F
• Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, banana cream instant pudding mix and vanilla together for 3 minutes. 
• Add the egg and beat until combined. 
• In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. 
• Slowly combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture and mix on a low speed until combined. 
• Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in chocolate chunks, pecans, and dried bananas. 
• Scoop the dough into tablespoon-size mounds and place on a non-stick baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Top with a piece of cherry. 
• Bake until lightly browned at the edges, 7-12 minutes depending on your oven. 
• Allow cookies to cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet before you transfer to a wire cooling rack.


  1. ooh, never heard of anything like this b4! looks yummy!

  2. LOVE these! What a perfect dessert!

  3. I would never be able to make these. The other night both parents asked if I needed help making break and bake cookies. So feel free to mail them :) Hope you got your shoes!!


  4. this soooo clever! I'm going to try this!

  5. These look so yummy! I'm going to have to try!

  6. Sounds & looks delish! Maybe I will have to try for myself!

  7. ummmm these sound amazing....I cannot wait to try these

  8. Ridiculously creative! I love it!! I need to start thinking "outside the box" more when I bake... I rely so much on recipes somtimes, it gets a little boring.

  9. I'm so glad you've left me comments on my blog because I found yours a while back and then somehow lost it, but not anymore! :)


  10. These look nice, but Im a little wary of anything banana flavoured... I love bananas though...

  11. Hey !
    Oh my God, your killing me here, I'm already hungry waiting for lunch x_x'
    Those cookies look delicious

  12. They look yummy!

  13. Great blog ! Want to follow each other :) ??


  14. I've never even heard of Banana Split cookies.... yuuuuum!

  15. These look like tiny bites of AWESOME! I will have to try. Banana Split Cake is one of my favorite summer dessert!

  16. OMG! I have never seen nor tasted this before. So cool. I'm going to show my sister so she can make some and we can taste this yummy goodness!


  17. This looks DELISH!!!
    We are having a cookout this weekend and I'm SOO making these.

  18. If I could eat a banana split everyday I love for them is deep.

  19. these look so yummy! if only i wasn't allergic to nuts :(

  20. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

  21. NICE!!!!! the cherries are such a great touch!

    xoxo <3

  22. Oh my YUM!!! These sound amazing!

  23. What a name like that, those sound like the perfect cookie!

  24. oh my gracious! Now only if it wasn't so hot outside, I need it to cool down a little so I can bake again! xo

  25. Oooh, these sound so tasty! I love cookies with cherries in them...
    xo Josie