Cookies & Cups > Recipes > Cookies > Bananas Foster Cookies

Bananas Foster Cookies

These Bananas Foster Cookies are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD! Soft banana cookies, loaded with white chocolate and drizzled with Brown Sugar Rum sauce! If you love the classic dessert (or even if you don’t) you will fall in love with these cookies. You can absolutely leave out the rum and they will be just as good!

Why You’ll Love These Bananas Foster Cookies

  • Approachable and Easy! Cookies shouldn’t be hard to make and this cookie recipe is no exception. Soft banana cookies loaded with white chocolate chips and subtle rum flavor. I am not the biggest fan of the flavor of alcohol, especially in my desserts, so while this recipe includes rum, it just adds depth without being boozy.
  • Fancy Without Being Difficult! Bananas Foster feels like a fancy and nostalgic dessert. While it actually is pretty easy to make, cookies are even easier!
  • Delicious! You have all the flavors of the classic: bananas, white chocolate (for the ice cream), and rum sauce (the icing drizzle)!
Bananas Foster Cookies with white chocolate chips and a brown sugar rum icing drizzled on top on a wire cooling rack.

What Is Bananas Foster?

Bananas Foster is a dessert made popular in New Orleans made by sautéing bananas in butter, cinnamon, and sugar and then adding in rum and flambéing to cook the alcohol out (while leaving flavor) and drizzling it all over vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients For These Bananas Cookies

  • Butter: I use salted butter in this recipe, but you can always use unsalted if that’s what you have on-hand or prefer.
  • Light brown sugar: Using all brown sugar in this recipe adds a little more depth to the flavor while also imparting more moisture to make them soft.
  • Eggs. I use large sized eggs in this cookie recipe.
  • Flavor Makers: Vanilla extract solely OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1 teaspoon rum extract to really amp up the rum flavor profile to mimic Bananas Foster.
  • Bananas: Use 2 small bananas, or 1 large banana in this recipe. Make sure the bananas are ripe! Ripe bananas are extra sweet.
  • Dry Ingredients: Baking soda, cornstarch, kosher salt, and all purpose flour
  • White chocolate chips. White chocolate chips are the element of the cookie that will give you that vanilla ice cream flavor that makes up Bananas Foster. If you don’t like white chocolate you can omit these.
  • Icing: Butter, light brown sugar, milk, powdered sugar, and rum! You can omit rum if you don’t like it, or you can use rum extract instead.
Cookie dought in a mixing bowl

Tips and Tricks

  • Sometimes adding mashed bananas to cookie recipes can give the cookie a cakey texture. This recipe avoids that, but to make sure to prevent that from happening is to use 2 small bananas or 1 large. Adding too much banana can cause this. The measured amount of mashed banana isn’t that important here.
  • Once the cookies are done baking, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. This will allow the heat from the baking sheet to bake them a little longer without overdoing it.
  • You can omit the white chocolate if you really don’t prefer it. I know a lot of people who don’t like white chocolate (crazy!)
White chocolate banana cookies with brown sugar rum icing drizzled on top on a wire rack.

How To Store

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days for best freshness. You can freeze these cookies for up to 2 months as well. Thaw at room temperature.

More Banana Recipes You Might Like

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Banana cookies white chocolate chips on a cooling rack drizzled with run icing

Bananas Foster Cookies

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


These banana cookies include all the flavors of classic bananas foster, but easy to make and totally approachable!


  • Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • Icing
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons rum, to strength desired
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in the mashed bananas, cinnamon, baking soda, cornstarch and salt and mix on medium speed until incorporated.
  3. Turn the mixer to low speed and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  4. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  5. Using a large (3- tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are golden and tops are just set.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Icing: In a small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar and milk over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently and boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in the rum and powdered sugar until no lumps remain. Cool the icing for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Drizzle as much or as little onto cookies as you like. Allow icing to set.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Want To Save This Recipe?

Find more recipes like this:

Rate this recipe and share a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

I accept the Privacy Policy

16 comments on “Bananas Foster Cookies”

  1. just made the dough and it is really liquid- more like cupcake batter~ i put in fridge to chill- hopefully will firm up so that I can scoop!

  2. Just made these (3 small bananas) and it came out amazing! I went all out with at least 2 tsp of rum 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Cheryl Newton

    Hi, Shelly,

    These look yummy. And I can always use another ripe-banana recipe, since my family purposefully doesn’t eat the bananas I buy, in the hopes that after they go bad, I will make something with them. But I have a question: could I use rum extract instead of actual rum in the frosting? Thanks!

  4. Stephanie | Worth Whisking

    As if the banana cookies studded with white chocolate chips weren’t enough, the brown sugar rum drizzle puts these over the top! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    These are some seriously decadent looking cookies, Shelly! I love the look of that drizzle!!!

    1. Ahh yes, it should actually read 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1 teaspoon rum extract.
      They put the “OR” in the wrong place. It’s really just to differentiate using 2 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp rum extract.
      I will let them know! Thanks!!

Scroll to Top