Banana Butter Pecan Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
⅔ cups granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ cup light molasses
1 cup mashed bananas
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Grease cookie sheets.
3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, molasses and banana.
4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in the chopped nuts.
5. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
6. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the center of the cookies spring back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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