Soft Frosted Banana Nut Bread Cookies
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Soft Frosted Banana Nut Bread Cookies

These soft banana bread cookies just like like homemade banana bread, and have a delicious brown sugar frosting on top. Great way to use up your ripe bananas!
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored coconut oil use in solid form
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray.

To make the cookies:

  • Into a small mixing bowl whisk together the salt, and flour.
  • In a large bowl (use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer), cream sugar and coconut oil together. Then add the egg and vanilla; beat for two minutes, till light and fluffy.
  • Add the 1 cup of mashed bananas to mixing bowl and beat to combine.
  • A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix until combined. The cookie dough will be sticky and slightly thick. This is normal.
  • By hand, fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • To make the cookie dough easier to scoop onto the baking sheet, spray the inside of a kitchen scoop with cooking spray. Using a cookie scoop, place cookie dough onto baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie. If you do not have a cookie scoop, use a rounded tablespoon.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown along the bottoms. Remove to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting:

  • Make the frosting while the cookies are baking.
  • Place the butter, brown sugar, and milk into a medium-sized sauce pan. Over medium heat, melt them together on the stove top, stirring to combine.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla and a dash of salt into the melted butter/brown sugar mixture. Whisk it well to combine. Turn off the heat and let the frosting sit for about 10 - 15 minutes to cool. It will continue to thicken as it cools down.
  • Frost each cookie and enjoy! The cookies can be stored at room temperature, and truly are even better the next day.
  • Recipe slightly adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up