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Banana Cake Cookies

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"I won a local "banana" recipe contest with this cookie."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 277
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  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; 9.3 47 2.7 23 171 Full nutrition

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These cookies were excellent--really soft and moist! I made a few changes though: I used margarine instead of the shortening, cinnamon in lieu of the cloves, and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chi...

Most helpful critical review

These were good the first day, but by the second day, the icing was melting into the cookies and they were becoming a mushy mess. They do have a good banana flavor and are definitely a cakey co...

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These cookies were excellent--really soft and moist! I made a few changes though: I used margarine instead of the shortening, cinnamon in lieu of the cloves, and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chi...

These are very yummy cookies!! I knew they would be soft from the name obviously but I do wish I could find a crunchier banana cookie. Anyway, I did accidentally add an extra banana to this reci...

These are like cookie-shaped banana cakes - yummy! I drizzled the icing on instead of dunking them, and used only 2 cups of icing sugar, reducing the other icing ingredients accordingly.... fou...

I don't like overripe bananas, so this recipe is a perfect way to use them. Makes delicious cookies!

These were good the first day, but by the second day, the icing was melting into the cookies and they were becoming a mushy mess. They do have a good banana flavor and are definitely a cakey co...

This is a very quick cookie to make! My kids devoured them! I put the icing in a Ziploc bag and the end off to drizzle over the top-I am going to use this recipe for when it is my son's turn to ...

Banana "Cake" Cookies, indeed! Very moist. I used whole wheat flour and Splenda brown sugar. And following a few suggestions I substituted butter for shortening and cinnamon for clove. I use...

Next time I would double the amount of nuts. I will make these again. They were very moist. I think I would like to "fiddle" with the icing a little bit. I shared some with friends and they ...

These were pretty good i had a couple of ripe bananas i wanted to use up! im so glad i did i also added some chopped up apple yummy!! also i didnt add the nuts or the frosting didnt have the i...