Frosted Banana Cookies
30 min
1 hr 05 min



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Grated orange zest, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 3/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas, egg, orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons brown sugar and half & half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well mixed; cool slightly.

  5. STEP 5

    Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with grated orange zest, if desired. Let stand until frosting is set.


4Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  May 29, 2016

I have made these cookies for years, and my family and I just LOVE them. They are great without frosting, and awesome with the frosting! Since I always bake with at least 1/2 whole grain flour, perhaps that gives them the extra flavor some say is missing (those that say it's bland). I also like to chill the batter before baking so they don't spread out as much, and stay round and soft. When I bring them for events, many people rave about them. One of my family's favorites.!

— says Karen
  March 13, 2016

The cookies I made look nothing like the picture. They were okay. I was hoping for a stronger, sweeter taste but these cookies were pretty bland. The RECIPE for the FROSTING DID NOT WORK. I did what the recipe said to make the frosting but nothing happened. I just ended up with this warm butter and sugar soup. So I went 'what the heck, throw a banana in there and some whipping cream, beat it some more and make banana dip', so I did. Go with the banana dip. Dat banana dip be good.

— says Vanessa
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