Frosted banana cookies are the bestest soft and chewy banana cookies you’ll ever have! They are like little fluffy banana bread cookies.
These cookies have quickly become a favorite family dessert. Plus, it is a fun and new way to use up those ripe bananas that no one is going to touch.
I always tend to buy too many bananas, like every week. You’d think I would learn, but now with this recipe, I don’t know that I’ll stop any time soon. Haha.
Ingredients Needed For This Frosted Banana Cookies Recipe:
- Vanilla extract
- Rippened bananas
- Baking soda
- Powdered sugar
How To Make This Frosted Banana Cookies Recipe:
Begin making these fluffy cookies by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Then, in a medium mixing bowl, cream together then sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla extract until everything is well combined and light and fluffy.
Once you have the right consistency, add in the mashed bananas and eggs and mix it all together.
Then, blend in the buttermilk with the dough mixture.
When all that is done, add in the baking soda, salt, and flour, and then mix it all together, just until everything is combined.
WARNING: Do not over mix the cookie dough! This is necessary to keep the cookies soft.
This batter will be sticky, so drop the cookies onto a greased cookie sheet by tablespoons.
Then, bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes or until you see the sides start to slightly brown.
While the cookies are baking, it is time to make the frosting.
In another medium sized bowl, combine the melted butter, mashed bananas, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
Mix it all together until they are combined and form the frosting consistency you like. Add more powdered sugar if it’s too soupy, and more milk if it is too thick.
Then, once the cookies are cooled, frost them and store them in an airtight container in the fridge!
To Make This Ripe Banana Recipe You Will Need:
- Cookie sheet
- Hand or stand mixer (THIS is a great hand mixer!)
- Medium mixing bowl (2)
Save Your Money and Make Your Own Buttermilk
Did you know how simple and fast it is to make your own buttermilk. Forever, I used to buy the little container of buttermilk at the store when I knew I had a recipe that was going to need it.
It wasn’t until I forgot it one day that it went to the handy dandy Google search bar and searched if I could make it myself. Came to find out I could, and it was extremely simple.
Take a look at Tastes Better From Scratch’s blog on how to make buttermilk, and learn how to make your own! I have never bought a jug of buttermilk again!
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Frosted Banana Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 bananas ripened and mashed
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3¼ cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
- 2 bananas ripened and smashed
- 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on the consistency that you like)
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add bananas and then mix in the eggs.
- 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.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, until slightly golden.
- Cool completely.
- Mix all ingredients together and spread over cooled cookies.
- The best way to store them is putting them in the fridge.
- We recommend placing them in an air tight storage container, and putting them in the fridge.
- If you aren’t going to eat them for more than a week, we recommend freezing them. Again the best way to freeze them is placing them in an airtight storage container and putting them in the freezer.
- Mixing Bowl (2)
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Cookie Sheet
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