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Banana Bread Cookies are a delicious bite-sized version of your favorite dessert with a yummy homemade frosting on top.
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5 from 38 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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Jill


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


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.


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