Bready or Not: Banana Snickerdoodles

Posted by on Sep 28, 2022 in Blog, Bready or Not, cookies | 2 comments

Bready or Not is all about different Snickerdoodle recipes, and this one is especially unique: Banana Snickerdoodles!

Bready or Not: Banana Snickerdoodles

I found the original version in in the May/June 2019 issue of Bake of Scratch, in a fascinating article on bakeries and baked goods in Bermuda. I had to give it a try, with some tweaks throughout the process.

Bready or Not: Banana Snickerdoodles

These cookies feature the necessary cream of tartar and cinnamon-sugar coating, plus they look like Snickerdoodles should with a crackled top. The texture is different, though—a bit fluffier, and the banana flavor is light and pleasant.

Bready or Not: Banana Snickerdoodles

The dough is also stickier to work with. I didn’t have big issues with that, but if you do, lightly flour your hands to make the dough workable.

Bready or Not: Banana Snickerdoodles

These unique Snickerdoodles are a somewhat lighter and fluffier than standard version, but are still true Snickerdoodles with that cream of tartar flavor and cinnamon-sugar coating! The banana flavor is light and pleasant. Makes 44 cookies using a tablespoon scoop. Modified from Bake from Scratch May/June 2019 issue.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: banana, cookies, snickerdoodle
Author: Beth Cato


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • tablespoon scoop



  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup banana puree 2 medium bananas
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a big bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time. Mix in the banana puree.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet. The dough will be somewhat sticky. Mix the two topping ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Use a tablespoon scoop or spoon to shape a small ball of dough. Roll it in the cinnamon-sugar then place on baking sheet. Repeat, spacing out coated dough balls.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until they are puffed with a crackled top. Let cool on pan for 5 or 10 minutes before moving them to a rack to completely cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.



    1. I wanted to let you know how much my husband and I both LOVED your Chewy Honey Snickerdoodles. Comments for that post are turned off so I hope you don’t mind me posting here. Also to try: your Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles.

      Good stuff!!

      • Thank you so much! I’m delighted that you’re enjoying many of my Snickerdoodle recipes.