Thursday, February 17, 2011

Banana Cake Cookies

This week has been clean out the freezer week.  I have been trying to come up with dinners that can be made out of whatever I can get rid of!  Dessert has been no exception.  I've had some brown bananas staring at me for a few weeks now, and cookies sounded good, so this is what I came up with after finding this recipe on Recipe Goldmine.  They really do taste like cake, and they are delicious :)

1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk (may need up to 5 tablespoons)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Cream shortening; add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs and banana; beat well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsful, 2 inches apart onto greased cookies sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Cool cookie sheets completely and frost.


3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix confectioners' sugar, butter and vanilla extract together. Add milk to yield desired consistency, beating until smooth.

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