Banana Bread Cookies

I love bananas!  I love cookies!
Why not make a banana bread cookies!
My husbands grandma makes the best Banana Bread Cookies!
They taste fantastic!  They are so soft and moist and the cream cheese frosting simply completes these cookies.

Banana Bread Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas, about 3
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup nuts, optional
1 can cream cheese frosting

Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs. Add in bananas, then add buttermilk and vanilla.  Next add in flour, baking soda, and salt and blend all together until combined.
Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for 10 minutes  They will not look done but trust me they are done.
When cooled spread cream cheese frosting on top.


My Notes:
I didn’t have buttermilk so I found a substitution online and it seemed to work just fine. 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp lemon juice stir and let sit for 5 minutes.


  1. These sound delicious! I love anything with banana in it! And the cream cheese frosting on top sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I will have to try these, I love bananas! I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun, we’d love to have you!

  3. Yum! I definitely want to try these out! I love bananas, and I love cream cheese frosting. Pinning these to try sometime! I would love for you to share these on my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays blog link party, it’s still going on this week.

  4. Yum! I love the cute little zig-zag of frosting too! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #15.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  5. These look so good! My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, open from Thursday to Thursday. I would love to have you link up!

  6. I found your blog post on Sweet and Savoury Sunday’s at The Velvet Moon Baker. I’ve never come across banana bread cookies before, yours look cute!

  7. I’m visiting from Swap N Share Sunday. Love your cookies. I’m pinning to try the recipe later.

  8. My husband loves anything banana! I will have to make these for him. Thanks for sharing
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