Soft Banana Bread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of the classic banana bread dessert loaf with a yummy homemade cream cheese frosting on top.

After you’ve made these yummy cookies, you should definitely take a look at our Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread, Banana Pudding Poke Cake and Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. They are so good.

Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of your favorite dessert with a yummy homemade frosting on top.

Banana Bread Cookies

If you love banana bread like we do, and want to try something new with your week old ‘nanas, you’re going to love this.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda

How Ripe Should Bananas Be for Banana Bread?

You can use ANY bananas for this recipe and other bread recipes. However, the browner, the better the flavor of your dessert. Why? The more brown the more sugar the bananas have.

Banana Bread Cookies Recipe

Making this is very similar to making traditional banana bread. Start by smashing bananas! My kids love to help with this part.

Next, with cream the sugar and shortening together. Then, add the eggs and bananas and continue to mix. When that’s done, fold in smashed bananas.

How Ripe Should Bananas Be for Banana Bread?

In a different bowl, mix up all of your dry ingredients. Then, add them to the wet ingredient bowl.

To scoop the cookies onto your baking sheet, use a small ice cream scoop that’s sprayed with cooking spray. This makes the process so much easier!

Banana Bread Cookies

Frosting Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese
  • Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar

For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.

Banana Bread Cookies Recipe

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Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of your favorite dessert with a yummy homemade frosting on top.
5 from 8 votes

Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of the classic banana bread dessert loaf with a yummy homemade cream cheese frosting on top.
Servings: 36
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Cookie Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a baking sheet, set aside.
  • Cream the shortening and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg, and vanilla and beat it for an additional 2 minutes. Fold in the mashed banana.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients bowl and mix to combine.
  • Grease a cookie scoop with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 8-9 minutes.

Frosting Directions:

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.

Nutrition

Serving: 36g | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of your favorite dessert made with a yummy homemade frosting on top.

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33 comments on “Soft Banana Bread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    OMG! So yummy!
    Very cake like, definitely needed the frosting.
    And THE BEST cream cheese frosting. Saving!

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