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 
Ingredients 
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
Directions 
• 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.

28 comments :

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

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  2. LOVE these! What a perfect dessert!

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  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!!

    Emily

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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! :)

    XOXO
    Katie

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

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

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

    xoxo

    www.just-wishes.blogspot.com

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

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

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  15. 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!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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

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  17. If I could eat a banana split everyday I would...my love for them is deep.

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  18. OMG...those look sooooooo delicious!

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

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  20. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

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

    xoxo <3

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

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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

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  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

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

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