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Soft Banana Cookies

Course Cookies & Squares


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Icing

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp cream
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cups* icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add egg, vanilla and mashed bananas.
  • Combine dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. (The dough is very soft.)
  • Drop by tablespoons onto prepared pans.
  • Bake from 10-12 minutes, just until they are a little brown on the bottom (do not over cook!)
  • Remove to wire racks and let cool while you make icing.
  • In a medium sized pot, melt butter with cream and brown sugar.
  • Bring to a soft boil and add in part of the icing sugar. You want it to start to thicken up. Not too runny but still flows.
  • Then spoon icing over cookies on the wire racks while the icing is still hot.
  • Let icing set.