Banana–Molasses Cookies
15 MIN
15 MIN
20 cookies

Banana–Molasses Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups (560 ml) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork


  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and molasses with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until smooth and creamy. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the dry ingredients and bananas.
  4. With a spoon, drop 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of dough per cookie on the baking sheets, spacing them 5 cm (2 inches) apart. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake one sheet at a time until the edges of the cookies start to turn brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool before removing from the cookie sheet.