Saturday, March 28, 2009

Something different for your ripe bananas...

What a cute and yummy cookie for Easter!!! I used to make these all the time when No1here and I lived in England, before the kiddos came. I think I made them so often, that I got burned out on them. Well, many years have passed - Now it's time to see if the kids love them as much as we do!

Banana Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 bananas, mashed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla, and bananas. Beat well and add your salt, soda, and flour. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be soft and puffy. After they cool, spread with icing. Makes: 3 1/2 dozen

4 Tbs brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbs + 2 tsp milk
2 Tbs + 2 tsp margarine
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar

Add your brown sugar, milk and margarine to a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add enough powdered sugar to make into a spreading consistency. Spread onto cookies and enjoy!!!


Mommy's Kitchen said...

That is such a cute bunny plate. I am always up for new recipes using bananas. Banana bread gets a bit old after awhile.

Kathy said...

I couldn't agree more!!! ;)

RecipeGirl said...

I've always wanted to find a good banana cookie recipe. These look great!

Kathy said...

Thanks!!! You'll have to let me know how they turn out!!! Kathy <3