Frosted Banana Cookies

Once again, my family has left our bananas untouched and they are brown.  I think I am making banana bread once a week because I hate to waste my bananas (maybe I should quit buying so many!).  I decided to switch it up and try some banana COOKIES!

Serves: 24

Frosted Banana Cookies

Leftover bananas? Try these delicious frosted banana cookies!

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 bananas (ripened and mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • Frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 bananas (ripened and mashed)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on the consistency that you like)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Add bananas and then mix in the eggs.
  4. Blend in buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over-beat. It will be a sticky batter. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until slightly golden.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Frosting
  8. Mix all ingredients together and spread over cooled cookies.

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9 Responses to “Frosted Banana Cookies”

  1. I was looking for an alternative to making the standard banana bread to use up a couple bananas... these are SO yummy! I also skipped the glaze (because I only had 2 ripe bananas and a lack of motivation to frost each cookie!), and added half a bag of regular chocolate chips. I easily could have used 3/4 bag of chocolate chips (I think a whole bag would have been too much.) Also, mine didn't really flatten while cooking on my non-stick cookie sheets, but cooking them on ungreased parchment paper worked great!
    I probably ate 3 or 10(!) while I was waiting for the subsequent batches to come out of the oven. I'm in trouble!!
  2. Just made these.. and they are so good! I substituted 1/2 cup Honey for sugar, 1/2 cup Apple Sauce for Crisco, and used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose flour. I added chocolate chips to half the batter and made the Banana Frosting. I added a couple ounces of cream cheese and a few drops of almond and lemon extract. I also cooked them on ungreased parchment paper :) Thank you! This is a great recipe!
  3. terri postlewate
    I made these yesterday due to an over abundance of frozen, overripe bananas stealing prime real estate in my freezer. NOW- I am not a banana fan at all. I do love me some banana nut bread, though. I had already made every form of that known to man, and STILL had bananas left over. Enter- Your recipe. I made those and tweaked the icing a tad bit, but HOLY Bananas! They were amazing. I don't like sweet icings, so this is how I tweaked it- 2 cups of powdered sugar, 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/4 cup corn starch, 1/2 tsp of salt, along with the butter, vanilla and 3 smooshed bananas. This is definitely a keeper! Thank you so much!

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