Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Banana cookies

This is the absolute BEST way to use old bananas. It's way easy and so much better than banana bread.

Banana drop cookies

1/2 C. softened butter
1 C. sugar
2 lg. Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 C. mashed bananas (2 med size)
2 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 C. chopped nuts (optional)

Mix butter and sugar together and beat until fluffy, add eggs one at a time, add vanilla and beat well.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
Add to mixture alternately with the bananas.
Stir in nuts if you want them in.
Mixture will be slightly runny. Drop by teaspoons about 2 inches apart (they spread quite a bit) on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for about 10 min. Just until bottoms start to brown. They will look underdone on top. Remove immediately and frost when cool.
Banana frosting ( This is what makes them so good)

Stir together 2 C. powdered sugar, 1/4 C. mashed banana (1 small), 1 tsp. Vanilla, 2 T. softened butter. You can add more sugar to make the frost as firm as you like it. I like mine to be thin so it’s like a thick glaze.

I made mine a little big so I got about 2 1/2 dozen.


Marianne said...

Hey! I didn't know you have a blog too! Come visit mine. Send me an email and I will send you an invite (it's private). Love ya and thanks for the awesome recipe!

The Trees said...

Yum! I have some bad bananas. Thanks for the recipe!

Rekehl said...

I have some old bananas staring at me and I'm totally going to make these! They look yum!

ABDO said...

The bananas in my freezer are now so happy to become something so yummy looking! Thanks for the recipe.

Carrie said...

very yummy, thanks for the recipe.