Banana Orange Cookie Drops

Pat Duran


Please use over ripe bananas , well mashed in this recipe as that is where you find the great flavor of banana.
This recipe is from Land O'Lakes-
butter box.
My kids just loved these when they were small- and still like them now-- I have so many cookie recipes that every once in awhile I have to go back and see what one I haven't made in awhile.
I think you will enjoy this cookie!

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makes 4 dozen
15 Min
10 Min



3/4 c
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
mashed ripe bananas(about 2)
1 large
2 tsp
fresh grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
each-baking powder and baking soda
1/4 tsp


2 Tbsp
butter, cold
3 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
half & half , or milk
1 1/4 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
grated orange zest for garnish,if desired


1Heat oven to 350^.
Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed,until creamy.
Add bananas, egg, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.
Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking powder , salt and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Chill dough for 20 minuted.

2Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto UNgreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes--just until the edges begin to lightly brown. Cool completely on paper bag.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and 1/2 & half.
Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils.
Remove from heat.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed; Cool slightly.
Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with orange zest. Let stand until frosting sets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American