Banana-Cornmeal Cookies

Banana-Cornmeal Cookies

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 37 min
  • Serving: 4 dozen cookies

Ever heard of a comfort cookie? These hand-shaped treats will put a smile on your face with their rustic appearance and homey goodness.


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup mashed, very ripe medium banana
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, banana and egg with an electric mixer, or mix with a spoon.
  4. Mix in the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. If the dough feels too soft to shape into cookies, refrigerate, covered, for up to 2 hours.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar with the cinnamon to be used as the topping.
  6. Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls and place approximately 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Slightly flatten with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar topping.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.

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