Banana Cookies

Hi! I’m Rachel, from Family Ever After, and I love to blog about my favorite things like… sewing, crafting, gardening, and FOOD! 

I’m really excited to share a recipe for one of the BEST cookies I have ever tasted. 

And I’m glad Kristyn from Lil Luna invited me to post on Nikki’s ah-mazing blog, while she takes a little time off. 

Enjoy! xoxo


¾ C. shortening

¾ C. brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. vanilla 

2 bananas, mashed

¼ tsp. salt  2 C. flour

Mix together and drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet.

Bake @ 375 for 10 minutes.


4 T. brown sugar

½ tsp. vanilla

4 T. cream or milk

4 T. butterPowdered Sugar


Bring brown sugar, milk and butter to a boil in a saucepan.

Remove from heat.

In a new bowl, add vanilla and powdered sugar to a spreading consistency.


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  1. Angela

    Yum! I think my kids would love these!

  2. Meg

    Yum! How tasty would be the addition of chocolate chips and walnuts?

  3. Anonymous

    I am a bit confused on the icing directions. Do you add the vanilla and sugar to the saucepan mixture after mixed together?

  4. Pam

    I love bananas and inevitably overbuy them every week and they turn brown and mushy. I am always looking for new recipes to use them. This recipe is great! I made these today and they were absolutely fabulous! My whole family loves them too. I made a double batch and towards the end of the batter I added in milk chocolate chips (because I'm a chocoholic) and they were also amazing. I only iced the non-chip ones. My hubby loves the plain banana with icing and my favorite is the banana chocolate chip no icing...anyway, thanks for sharing!

  5. Ann Nonymous

    These tasted excellent, but the icing was a little strange. It didn't look like the picture at all. How much powdered sugar do you use? The icing turned out like light syrup, but tasted great. I wanted it to look more like the picture so it would stay on the cookie. However, it did taste great.The chocolate chips like Pam had suggested really took these cookies to the next level. Wonderful recipe.

  6. Clarisa

    Under your directions it says to bring milk, butter and sugar to a boil... what butter? How much? It doesn't list butter under ingredients. Confused

  7. name

    could i substitute butter for shortening?

    1. Chef in Training

      yes, definitely :)

  8. Miranda

    Hey :) just made these cookies today & they are delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe :) I had a bit of a problem with the icing though. I'venever made this type of icing & had to add a bucket load of powdered to get anywhere near a spreading consistency. In the end I just drizzled it over the cookies. I would really love it if you could update the recipe with some more detailed instructions & the quantity of powdered sugar you used - thanks :)