Thursday, November 5, 2009

Banana Cookies

I was in a baking mood this week and found a recipe for banana drop cookies. They sounded interesting so I decided to give it a whirl. Oh man. So I took them to work and everyone kind of curled their lip and said "banana cookies?" I don't have any photos to show you because everyone ate them! Lizy asked me to post the recipe, so here it is:

From Better Homes and Gardens {New} Cookbook from 1981!

Banana Drop Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Grease a cookie sheet. (I used parchment paper instead.) Stir together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. In a mixer bowl beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and beat till fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients and 1 cup mashed banana (2 medium) alternately to beaten mixture, beating after each addition. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Drop from a teaspoon 2 inches apart onto a well greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet immediately; cool on a wire rack. Frost cooled cookies with Banana Butter Frosting. Makes 60. (I don't think we got 60 out of it, but I probably made them too big.)

Banana Butter Frosting
Blend together 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup mashed banana (1 small), 2 tablespoons softened butter, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. If necessary, add additional powdered sugar to make of spreading consistency.

I know you're probably thinking, uh, that sounds wierd. Let me tell you, that frosting... I wanted to just eat it with a spoon out of the bowl. The cookies taste a lot like banana nut bread. The frosting is what makes them special. So give it a try and let me know what you think. You won't hurt my feelings if you don't like them because it's not my recipe! Haha!

6 comments:

Adie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted this recipe!! I was going to bug you for it, but now I can leave you in peace. ^_^ And I just happen to have 2 very ripe bananas...

Katelyn R. said...

I saw them on the table and HAD to try one..... they were soooooo good. The banana was a bit of a surprise since I didn't know what I was about to eat, but a good surprise....!

corinnea said...

Kept forgetting to tell you that I had one with my coffee and it was YUMMY!!! You can make them again. Just sayin.

insanely crafty said...

I may need to switch up the weekly banana bread and give these a try!

Anonymous said...

i used to make these out of my moms better homes and gardens cook book! over the years we moved a few times and then my mom passed away and i never knew what happened to the cookbook. i havent found a banana cookie recipe this good since. thank you! :)

Kelly's Korner said...

Anonymous, I love this cookbook! I think my granny gave it to me. Thanks for reminding me of this post! Now I want banana cookies! :)