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Banana Cookies Recipe

Perfectly sweet bananas are the staple in these light and cakey banana cookies, topped with a delectable vanilla frosting. They're the ultimate fruity dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cool Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 456kcal


Banana Cookies

  • 2 large overly ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup crisco shortening (I used butter flavoring)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tsp milk
  • 2-3 cup powdered sugar


For the Cookies

  • Mash bananas with fork until creamy and pour into large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, butter, shortening and sugar and mix until smooth. Then add buttermilk.
  • Add salt, baking soda and vanilla and lemon juice.
  • While stirring batter, add flour one cup at a time until completely incorporated. It is a very "wet" dough, so don't think you need to add more flour, it's ok the way it is.
  • Bake at 350 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool for 30 minutes before frosting.

For the Frosting

  • Cream butter, vanilla and salt in medium size mixing bowl.
  • Add 2-3 cups of confectioners sugar and mix.
  • Slowly add mix one teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency (it should not be runny or thick, somewhere in between so it will hold on the cookies).
  • Frost cookies with knife and sprinkle with chopped walnuts or nuts of choice.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg