This is a banana bread flavor and texture cookie topped with sweet and creamy frosting, sprinkled with brown sugar.
Dare I say that this cookie is better than banana bread. With the banana flavor and topped with this brown sugar cream cheese frosting, its hard to compete. While I was creating this recipe my son asked me what I was making. I said, "banana bread in cookie form." I think I nailed it!
Testimonial- "Loved them!! They were so good!! Nice and fluffy!"
Banana Bread Cookie with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 12-13 cookies
3/4 cup salted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 overripe bananas or 1/2 cup overripe smashed bananas
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and brown sugar, for about 3 minutes on high.
Add in salt and vanilla and continue to mix until combined.
Add smashed bananas and mix.
Add eggs and mix for 2-3 minutes on medium or until thoroughly combined.
Add 1 cup of flour, then add 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder right on top of the cup of flour. Mix and then add remaining flour and cinnamon.
Portion out 3 ounces of dough and form into a ball, place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 13-14 minutes. Your cookies should be lightly browning on top and around the edges. Make sure the top is not soft but bouncy.
Remove from the oven and allow to bake on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before you remove onto a cooling rack.
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting-
Cream butter and cream cheese together, mix on high for a few minutes (this allows your frosting to be light and airy).
Add salt, vanilla and sugars, mix until smooth.
You can frost or pipe the frosting on if you wish.
Finish it off with a sprinkle of brown sugar.