Banana Spice Bars

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Lemon Frosting

Combine bana and shortening; beat at high speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes. Add egg; beat 1 minute.

Sift together dry ingredients. Add to banana mixture; stir well. Stir in milk and pecans.

Pour batter into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Spread with Lemon Frosting while warm; cool. Cut into 2×1 1/2 inch bars.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

Lemon Frosting:

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine sugar, butter, water, and lemon juice; beat until smooth.

Yield: frosting for about 3 dozen bars.





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