Banana Split Cookies

Banana Split Cookies

The Story:

There are good splits and bad splits.  The recipe is the good.

Humor me for a minute.

Let’s talk break-ups.  For the 1% of you who married your first boyfriend, your homecoming king, your college sweetheart and are living happily ever after, you can just stop reading.  But to the rest of us, let me hear it.

What is your break-up food?

I was thinking mine would be something similar to a Double-Double from In-N-Out Burger, but I was a wrong.  What did this cupcake girl go for after her first major break?  A caprese salad and a plate full of brownies.  Think about it, I wanted something amazing, but I didn’t want to feel too disgusting after.  So the caprese is guilt free (well maybe not since I ate about 8 cups of it…but no matter) and the brownies were just the chocolate fix this girl needed. [end-story]

Banana Split Cookies

Yield: 28 cookies


1 box white cake mix
1 small pkg. banana instant pudding
2 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C. chocolate chips
1/2 C. maraschino cherries, chopped
1/4 C. sprinkles


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
2. Sift cake mix and pudding mix into a large bowl.
3. Add eggs, oil and vanilla extract and stir until smooth, (Dough will be thick.)
4. Stir in chocolate chips
5. Gently fold in cherries and sprinkles. (You can use a funfetti cake mix and then skip the sprinkles.)
6. Scoop out dough balls a little smaller than the size of a golf ball and place on a cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart from each other.
7. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
8. Let cool.

The dough looked so fun!

Banana Cookie Batter

Banana Split Cookie Dough

By far the cutest summer cookie

Banana Split Cookie

27 thoughts on “Banana Split Cookies

  1. 1

    Yum! These are definitely going on the “gotta try” list. I love the thought of biting into a cookie and discovering maraschino cherries!

  2. 2
    Jana says:

    I kept reading even though I’m in the 1%!!:) These cookies look delicious…I think my kids would flip for them!

  3. 3

    Oh wow do those look good!

  4. 4
    Stephanie says:

    Wow, these look INCREDIBLE!

  5. 5
    Natalie says:

    Your break-up food is so smart. I always chose the classic pint of Ben and Jerry’s. should hae ended up with something on the lighter side!

    These cookies look scrumptious. I will have to add them to my summer sweets list.

    Natalie @

  6. 6
    Kelly says:

    These look soooooo good! My breakup food was a huge dish of ice cream with sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and brownies. I’m now going on 6 years of marriage and I still find comfort in ice cream and chocolate but now it’s because of my 2 (precious of course!) preschoolers 😉 lol!

  7. 7
    Edith says:

    My break-up food was half a bag of Lay’s Potato Chips and half a bag of Crunchy Cheetos.
    These cookies sound like a better option. Definitely going to make these.

    The Chocolate Banana Cream Cupcakes are favorites with my family so these will definitely be eaten up.

    Thanks, Lizzy!

  8. 8
    Joanne says:

    These look so yummy! By the way, I want to say I really enjoyed receiving your cookbook. The recipes are great, and the cookbook is so colorful – your cupcakes look so pretty.

  9. 9
    Alys says:

    Thes e look amazing! I cannot wait to make them. =) Would it be possible to add in some chopped pineapple as well or would that change up the texture?

  10. 10
    Mimi says:

    I made these this afternoon with my grand daughter. We added dried pineapple, coconut, and the maraschino juice (so they would be pink) I have about four cookies left! Fabulous recipe!

  11. 11
    Jenny says:

    Just made these. Super easy, fun, and tasty! Thanks! 🙂

  12. 12
    elma brooks says:

    Made these today and they were /was so good
    will be making more a lot more.
    Thanks for sharing

  13. 13
    Kelly says:

    Made these tonight for our monthly work birthday party. So yummy! Thank you for this fun and easy cookie.

  14. 14
    Misty says:

    Lizzy, what kind of scoop did you use? Just a regular cookie scoop?

  15. 15
    Jackie Gibson says:

    When making Banana Split cookies, would there be any problem if one used “cook & serve” banana cream pudding? The grocery was out of the “instant” type.
    P.S. making my second batch, today! JSG

  16. 16
    Misty says:

    I made these for a birthday party and they were fabulous! Thanks Lizzy for a wonderful recipe!

  17. 17
    Mirella Gomez says:

    It came great but it didn’t expand so they came out like mini cookies. I used everything your recipe called for but I used funfetti cake mix instead. I was just wondering if that’s Why it came out mini?

    • 17.1

      It could be the cake mix brand that makes a difference or maybe mine got extra liquid from the maraschino cherries. You can add just a little bit of milk OR what I tend to do it just press down the dough ball a little bit before it goes in the oven so that it bakes wider rather tan taller. Cake mix cookies sometimes bake more like cake than cookies and bake “up” instead of “out.”

    • 17.2
      Kelly says:

      I too used the funfetti cake mix. The first time I used parchment paper they were fine. The second time I ran out didn’t use and they didn’t expand so thinking that is the key possibly?

  18. 18
    Moe at Seattle Cupcakery says:

    Made these for a party I’m going to later today…super fun and delicious. The cookies did end up baking up instead of out, but I’m assuming that’s just because it was a cake mix.

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    Danielle says:

    I made these the other day for a party and they were GREAT! I am thinking next time (since im a banana freak) of adding some mashed banana to the recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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