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banana bread cookies

Banana Bread Cookies with Glaze on Top

Soft and flavorful banana bread cookies are a great way to use up ripe bananas!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cookies, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 18 people
Calories 253 kcal


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar white, granulated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bananas ripe, mashed (about 3-4 bananas)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped (walnuts are fine too)

For the Glaze


For the Cookies

  1. In a large bowl combine the softened butter, white and brown sugar. Beat on high till the mixture is light and fluffy.

    Add the egg, vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Beat for another minute.

  2. Add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and fold it in. the cookie dough will be sticky.

  3. Add the finely chopped pecans or walnuts and fold it in.

  4. Place the bowl of dough into the refrigerator and let it chill for 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  6. Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

    Bake for 12 minutes or until top of cookies is lightly browned.

  7. When the cookies are done, remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool before glazing.

For the Glaze

  1. In a small pot, bring sugar, evaporated milk and butter to a boil, whisking the whole time to avoid it burning.

  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and stir constantly until the frosting reaches a consistency that you like. You may not need to add all the powdered sugar. You may want to use a wire whisk to stir this mixture to avoid any sugar lumps. Typcially 1 cup of powdered sugar is just right.

  3. Put frosting onto the tops of the cookies and allow the frosting to set up before eating.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies if dropped by the tablespoonful. Serving size is 2 cookies.


Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Cookies with Glaze on Top
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 344IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.