adapted from “Fudge Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke
Yields about 10 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups melted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup mashed bananas, about 2 1/2 medium bananas
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 beaten eggs
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
Stir together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and baking soda. Add the mashed bananas and mix thoroughly. Mix in the flour and then the nuts. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll the chilled dough into walnut-sized balls (I use a cookie scoop.). Place the dough balls on a greased cookie sheet. Press them down just a little so they don’t roll off. Return the bowl to the refrigerator and let it chill until time to roll/scoop more cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until light golden. Cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a wire rack.
NOTE: You have to keep this dough CHILLED; if you don’t keep it chilled the cookies spread out too much and end up burning. If you’re like me and prefer to roll out two or three cookie sheets at a time, place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator until the first pan comes out of the oven.