Banana Cut Out Cookies with Banana Icing

I always loved banana popsicle as a kid. These banana cookies remind me of them!

Really they do.

I just love that yummy banana flavor.

A few years ago I found an entire bag of  banana popsicles. It had to be a bag of about 50 banana popsicles. I couldn’t get them into my cart fast enough. The rest of my shopping trip, all I could think about what those popsicles. I couldn’t wait to get home to have one.

I didn’t!

I grabbed one right out of the bag and opened it up and stood there trying to load the rest of the groceries into the trunk one handed. All the time hoping the banana popsicle wouldn’t drip down my arm, I wouldn’t want to have to lick my arm all the way to my elbow in the parking lot. Come on…you wouldn’t either!

I did however enjoy that banana popsicle and the many that followed.

I sure how I find them again this year!

So to reminisce about that wonderful banana popsicle, I made banana cookies. The real beauty of these is they aren’t going to drip down your arm all the way to your elbow. You may find yourself eating them with one in each hand, but there is nothing I’ve come up with to solve that problem. That is if that’s a problem for you.

If you enjoy banana popsicles as much as me feel free to make a batch of these and sit and enjoy!

 

To create the raised polka dots on these I let the first coat of icing dry then applied the dots.

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Banana Cut Out Cookies with Banana Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾-3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and extracts.
  3. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt, adding this mixture one cupful at a time.
  4. Mix until the dough is well blended and pulls away from sides of bowl.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
  6. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes.

Banana Icing

Mix 2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon corn syrup

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon banana extract

Mix until smooth and creamy. Add a drop or two of yellow food coloring. I used egg yellow. Pipe onto cooled cookies with piping bag.

 

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  1. 1

    well don’t these look delightful. Never heard of banana extract before. I shall keep a keen eye out for it

  2. 3

    These cookies are cute and adorable

  3. 4

    These look great. Can I ask what 1 cup of butter is in metric or by weight?

  4. 6

    I bet these are delicious! They look great Diane. Love that you make cut-out cookies in different flavours.

  5. 7

    ohhh, these sound amazing Diane! I love banana anything!

  6. 8

    These look so soft and yummy. I’d love to sink my teeth into one, or two:)

  7. 9

    Diane, I always love seeing your cute heart cookies in all different flavors. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a banana cookie before.

  8. 10

    I think I need to invest in some cookie cutters. These are just so darn adorable!

  9. 11

    super cute! I am off to pin these ASAP

  10. 12

    I love this, Diane! Banana flavor-can’t wait to try this!

  11. 13

    Wow, these look so super fun! I’m not a big banana fan but these sound like they’re the perfect amount of banana flavor!

  12. 14

    Oh my gosh! Banana extract- YUM!!! I have never seen this, but I really want some now!

  13. 15
    Kristen says:

    I love banana flavored things! What a delicious recipe.

  14. 16
    Angela Betlewicz says:

    So excited about trying these!

  15. 17

    Does the frosting get firm enough to stack the cookies for storing? Do you refrigerate them?

    • 18

      The cookies can be stacked when the icing in completely dry (I usually wait 24 hours before stacking them) no I don’t refrigerate the cookies. They stay fresh if they are wrapped or placed in an airtight container after the icing has dried for 24 hours.Check them, if you live in a more humid area) If you put them in the container too early there will be too much moisture, so make sure the icing is completely firm.

      • 19

        I am making your cookies right now. How long will they last in an air tight container (not that they will last long around cookie lovers), but I was thinking about making ahead for Christmas.

        • 20

          They have great flavor and taste well for a month at room temperature wrapped individually. If they are in a container that does not have much air (empty space) they will last a month. I have frozen them in zipper plastic bags with the excess air removed for a month and then thawed at room temperature. I have not frozen them longer, nor have I had them last on the counter past that time. Just be sure the cookies are completely cooled and icing dried for 24 hours before wrapping or the moisture inside the cookie or icing will be too much moisture in a air tight container or bag (in the freezer it will get freezer burn) If you flood the tops of the cookies with icing, let them dry a minimum of 24 hours. They won’t go stale as the icing will prevent that. Hope that is helpful. If you are planning for Christmas, I think I would make and cool the cookies 24 hours with a sheet of wax paper placed over the tops loosely while they dry out a bit, then place them in zipper freezer plastic bags with air removed (use a straw and such out the excess air) then thaw and ice them when serving.

          • 21

            Thank you so much for your reply. I forgot to add that I had trouble with the dough coming off my spatula to put on the sheet pan. I ended up dipping spatula in flour and that work for 2 cookies then had to re-dip. Sometimes the shape was lost scooping them up. What am I doing wrong?

          • 22

            It could be the spatula, I would suggest a thin metal spatula (the newer silicone spatulas don’t let the dough come off of them easily) I’ve even used a small offset spatula, the type you frost cakes with. they are super thin and release cookies well. A regular sized offset spatula would work as well (the type you frost cake with) If you are rolling your dough onto a wood surface, be sure it is lightly coated with flour or roll the dough between sheets of wax paper, that is what I have been doing for while now and find that trick works really well. I typically don’t have any trouble rolling this dough out. If your dough was too sticky, roll the ball of dough in a small amount of flour so it doesn’t stick as much. The texture shouldn’t be sticky. This dough is smooth. Of course there are a few things that make baking differences: temperature of butter, the warmer it is the stickier the dough is. Sorry to hear you had trouble with the dough. I’d try rolling it in between wax sheets and see if that helps.

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