Round platter of acorn cookies surrounding a cute squirrel

Acorn Cookies

These acorn cookies are just as cute as can be! They have a delicious peanut butter and banana flavor, and I promise you’ll go NUTS for them.

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I had such a fun time making these acorn cookies and I know you will too!

Their delicious peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal flavor make them not only tasty to eat but a little on the healthy side as well.

So much so that you may want to squirrel a few away to save all for yourself! So go ahead and go NUTS!!

Below is another fun fall recipe video from my Kudos Kitchen I think you’ll also enjoy!

*Turkey Bread Bowl with Spinach Dip (video below)

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Acorn Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana and Oatmeal is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list for making acorn cookies;

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Can these acorn cookies be frozen?

Yep!

Wrap them well in a single layer and freeze for up to 3 months.

What if I don’t like banana? Can I still make these acorn cookies?

Well, you can leave the banana out, but be cautious.

This recipe was tested using mashed bananas which adds to the moisture level of the batter.

If you do leave out the banana, you’ll also have to cut back on the amount of sugar, oats, and all-purpose flour used as well.

It can be done, but you’ll have to play with the recipe a little.

The dough should be firm, but not hard. Soft, but not too soft. You need it to hold its shape while baking.

Are peanut butter banana oatmeal acorn cookies soft and chewy or hard and crispy?

Soft and chewy!!

Closeup photo of an acorn cookie with a bite taken out.

For more fall-inspired cookies, please click on the following titles for;

*Apple Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Pecans (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

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*Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies from Imagelicious

*Piped Flower Cookies for Fall from The Decorated Cookie

*Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cookies (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

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*Maple Cinnamon Spritz Cookies from Urban Bliss Life

*Apple Cider Snaps from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

*Amish Sweet Potato Cookies (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen

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*Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Courtney’s Sweets

*Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies with Spiced Glaze from Pumpkinlicious

*Acorn Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Oatmeal (pictured below) You are here!

title text vertical image of acorn cookies on a plate with a squirrel.

How many acorn cookies does this recipe make?

Approximately 48-52

The easy instructions for making peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal acorn cookies;

  • Use a food processor (or a zip-top bag and rolling pin) to crush peanuts into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  • Set aside approximately 48-50 chocolate chips to form the stem of the acorn cap.
  • Mash overripe bananas in a large bowl and stir in peanut butter.
  • Stir in confectioners sugar, softened butter, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and all-purpose flour until well combined.
  • Once the dough is fully combined, scoop out approximately golf ball size portions and shape into acorns.
  • Bake the cookies at 350-degrees for 18-20 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
  • Continue the same process with the remaining dough.
  • When the cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate chips in a medium/low microwave-safe bowl, stirring frequently so the chocolate melts evenly, and doesn’t overheat!
  • Place the chopped nuts in a small bowl.
  • Dip the rounded top of the acorn cookie.
  • Add one of the reserved chocolate chips in the center of the melted chocolate (to resemble the stem).
  • Dip the chocolate acorn top into the chopped nuts and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to dry.
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Below is the printable recipe card and instructions for making for today’s Acorn Cookies with peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. 

Yield: 48 cookies

Acorn Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana and Oatmeal

Acorn Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana and Oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, (reserve 48 and set aside)
  • 1 cup peanuts, finely ground

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees
  2. Add the first 9 ingredients into a large bowl, stirring well to form a semi-stiff dough.
  3. Scoop out approximately golf ball size dough balls and form into acorn shapes.
  4. Place the cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the cookies are slightly browned on the bottom.
  6. *Note - the cookies should not spread in shape and they also will not darken in color, except on the bottom.
  7. Remove the baked cookies from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Continue the same process with the remaining cookie dough.
  9. In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate chips (except the reserved ones) in a microwave oven on medium/low power, in 30-second increments, stirring occasionally. Continue doing so until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  10. Dip the cooled cookie (tops only) into the melted chocolate (as the acorn cap) and place a reserved chocolate chip in the center of each cap.
  11. Gently dip the melted chocolate acorn cap into the ground peanuts and then place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet until the chocolate is set.

Notes

Wrap these cookies well and freeze for up to two months, if needed.

Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 153 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 2mg Sodium 124mg Carbohydrates 17g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 7g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g
The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Acorn Cookies as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!!

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5 Comments

  1. These are so cute…and that squirrel is adorable, I can’t wait to try these!

  2. Love your blog,recipes, ideas and commentaries. Have been with you for a while. Because of health issues that just sprang up do not cook like I use to but still like to read.

  3. These cookies are adorable! I cannot wait to make them with my kids this fall

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