I haven't tried these yet; as I just found the recipe and wanted to get it in my cookbook here. author Garrett McCord who shares a cherished family cookie recipe. ~ This banana cookie recipe came from my grandmother, Sybil Capune; she was a spry woman who made me fresh orange juice in the mornings, loved her toast burnt, and was an amazing home cook. When I inherited her recipe boxes, each filled with yellowed hand-typed note cards, I began exploring my family's culinary history. This particular recipe, now about 70 years old, is one of the best in the bunch and has become one of my favorite cookie recipes ever. These banana cookies are what I consider to be a staple for any home. Who hasn't had plenty of instances where some bananas have gotten a bit overripe? Banana bread and muffins aren't the only way to use up ripe bananas, and these cookies are a great new alternative. With a fresh banana taste and enhanced with spices and pecans they're a perfect treat for any brown paper bag lunch. So good, I guarantee they won't last long.