Monday, April 9, 2012

Banana Cookies

I have a friend. Her name is Tamara. She made these cookies. My husband went bananas. I begged for the recipe. It will forever be a family favorite. Tam will always be my favorite. Thank you Tam. xoxo, Rachel


BANANA COOKIES:
1 1/2 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs

4 ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream the shortening and brown sugar together. Add eggs, bananas, and vanilla.  Gently mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 10 minutes.

FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar


*Since my son is on a dairy-free diet, all I need to do is substitute the cream with coconut or almond milk, and butter with shortening or dairy-free butter. So easy, yay!

Bring butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stir in powdered sugar to a spreading consistency (you made need slightly more or less).


Frost cooled cookies by dipping them upside down into the warm frosting.

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18 comments:

Ashley Culp said...

Those cookies look so good. Great Blog! I am a new follower. Please follow me back. Thanks!

Kate @ A Creative Cookie said...

Ooh, yum! I'm craving some of these - they look delicious! Pinning them!

Megan said...

Oh yum! Excited to try this -another recipe to use up my bananas! Thanks for sharing. They look wonderful

Natasha SerenityYou said...

ohhh want some of these! pinning!!

Natasha xxx

Anonymous said...

I just made some these with the kids and they are amazing!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. The kids said they liked them better than chocolate chip cookies. This one is definitely a keeper! :)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Wow, banana cookies?! I had no idea such a thing existed!! I want to try. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

DC Celine said...

Two questions: 1) any idea how many cookies this makes? and 2) have you tried with whole wheat flour (in any percentage)?

These look gorgeous, and, like other commenters, am glad to have another way to use up bananas!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

Wow! These little babies look DELICIOUS!!! I would LOVE to have you share these at my link party going on!
http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/04/homemade-by-you-7.html

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

well yum!

Melissa Risenhoover said...

My family is basically banana crazed so we totally need to make these. They look yummy!

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Anonymous said...

I got about 36 cookies using this recipe. Note: I used my 1 inch scoop to put them on the baking sheet.

bonniegetchell said...

I love bananas so I'm in love with this recipe idea! Thanks for sharing-- found you Sundae Scoop Link Party :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Mindie Hilton said...

These look terrific.

Taylor said...

Oh man, these look yummy! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

Becca Nelson said...

These look sooooo good! I am a fan of banana anything, so I'm going to have to give these a try. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning it!

Six Sisters said...

These banana cookies look delicious! We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

Anonymous said...

These are great cake-y cookies - if you make the icing a bit wetter you can just dip the tops in - like a glazed donut. Really good, quick and a little less sugar :)

Anonymous said...

How do you make the frosting like the picture!? I used milk and it turned out liquidy!? Thanks!!!