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The 'King' of Cookies

(Peanut Butter-Banana Crunch Cookies)

Yes, we all know Elvis adored his peanut butter and banana sandwiches but I bet you never had a cookie Yanked from his kitchen, have you? You have the smoothness of the peanut butter with the guilt-free crunch of banana chips baked together to treat your children after school. Better yet, hide 'em, wait till they go to bed, pour a glass of milk and have at it!

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


For 4 people


  • 1/2 cup(s) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 2 cup(s) flour
  • 1 cup(s) peanut butter
  • 1 cup(s) crushed, dried banana slices

The 'King' of Cookies Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl until well blended. Add the eggs, baking soda and vanilla; beating until light and fluffy. Blend in the flour and peanut butter until the dough is stiff and smooth.
  2. Stir in the crushed banana chips. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto ungreased(or parchment-lined) cookie sheet, flattening slightly and leaving about 2-inches between each mound. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until just barely done. Remove to cool for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.