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Five Starr Banana Cookies


I was introduced to these AMAZING banana cookies by one of my favorite Young Women’s leaders, Sister Starr (hence the double R in the title of this post). She is soooo good at baking has lots of tasty recipes and this is one of them!


  • 3/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 mashed bananas (3 if they are small)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups of flour

The cookies themselves are pretty easy. Cream the shortening and sugar, add egg, vanilla and mashed bananas. Make sure that it is creamed very well. Add in salt, soda and flour slowly so it will be homogeneous. The batter will be more like the consistency of brownie batter (don’t worry, they will hold their shape). Bake them in an oven heated to 350 degree for 8-9 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown. Check out these pictures of what they should look like.

Here is the tricky, delicious, sugary part…the FROSTING! I like lots of frosting, so I have doubled Sister Starr’s measurements, but it’s up to you.


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • about half a bag of powdered sugar

Scald the milk in a pot. Add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla: bring to a boil on a medium low heat. Stir fast and heat slow as you add in the powdered sugar to avoid chunks. It’s totally up to you for how much powdered sugar to add, if you want a thinner frosting, less sugar and if you want a thicker frosting, more sugar. If it gets too thick, just add a little hot water. Spread frosting over cookies with a wooden spoon and enjoy! You can thank Sister Starr (pictured below with two of her cute boys) for the piece heaven you are about to experience!