Banana Cake Cookies

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Powdered Sugar Icing

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

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

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookies sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Spread tops of cooled cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing.

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen.

Powdered Sugar Icing:

  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons milk

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; add milk to yield desired consistency, beating until smooth.

Yield: icing for about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.


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