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A stack of three banana cookies with cream cheese frosting on top.
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Banana Bread Cookies

These banana bread cookies are soft, and cakey, banana flavored cookies topped with cream cheese frosting! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 28
Calories: 183kcal


For the Banana Bread Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick, room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Banana Bread Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set them aside.
  • Add your butter, brown sugar, and sugar to a large bowl and mix them together for about a minute.
  • Add in the mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract and stir it all together.
  • Dump in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir them all together until you have a nice soft batter. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Carefully scoop the batter (I recommend using a cookie scoop) by the 1.5 TBS of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to keep the cookies about 3 inches apart because the cookies spread out.
  • Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes or until the tops are set and a toothpick can be inserted in one and comes out clean.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking pan for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Add your cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and mix it until it is smooth.
  • Add in the butter and continue mixing until it is blended in to the cream cheese.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat them together on low/slow speed until the frosting is nice and creamy.
  • Spread the frosting evenly over the top of your cookies.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg