Friday, September 9, 2011

Nana Cakies - Banana Cake Cookies

I had a few ripe bananas that I needed to find a use for. I'm banana-bread'ed out.. and I had recently made banana cake bars so I needed something new! Great recipe for banana cake cookies. Topped them with a simple no-fail cream cheese frosting recipe.

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream shortening; add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs and banana; beat well.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased cookies sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting  (I halved the recipe this time)
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.

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