Yield: 15 cookie sandwiches

Banana Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Soft, chewy Banana Cookies are a family classic. Filled with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting, you'll love the banana flavor in these whoopie pies!


For the cookie:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


For the cookies:

  1. Beat butter and sugars. Mix in the sour cream, bananas, vanilla and egg. Add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Use a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a small scoop, drop dough onto paper. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool and frost if desired!

For the frosting:

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread between two like-sized cookies or on top of each cookie. Add chopped walnuts if desired.


  • Instead of whoopie pies, just pipe a dollop of frosting onto the tops of each cookie.
  • You can also add in some chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) to add a little texture and nutty flavor to these banana cookies.
  • Of course you also can't go wrong with adding chocolate chips. I think banana chocolate chip cookies sound incredible!
  • Store banana cookies in airtight container in the refrigerator (if frosted or whoopie pies).
  • Freeze banana cookies in airtight container for up to 3 months, with or without frosting.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 1gSugar: 48gProtein: 4g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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