Banana Cake Cookies

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup mashed bananas

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans.

  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased cookies sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dip half of cooled cookies into Powdered Sugar Icing.

  5. To Make Icing: Combine 3 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine, and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add milk to yield desired consistency (you may need to add a little extra), beating until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
9g Fat
47g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 101mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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