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banana cookies with orange icing

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

If you like banana bread you will love this cookie. Be sure to use very ripe bananas- because that is where the best flavor comes from. You can all nut or peanut butter to the batter if desired even a few mini chocolate chips. Do your own thing. By placing the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before making the cookie they will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Land O'Lakes and me

(3 ratings)
yield 4 - dozen
prep time 40 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana cookies with orange icing

  • 3/4 c
    real butter,softened
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 md
    over ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 1 lg
  • 2 tsp
    freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    each of baking powder and soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ICING:
  • 2 Tbsp
    real butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream or milk
  • 1 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • orange zest grated for garnish
  • miini chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, or 2 tablespoons peanut butter

How To Make banana cookies with orange icing

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350^. Combine butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add bananas, egg, orange zest and vanilla, continue beating until well mixed.
  • 2
    Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, soda and slat. Beat until well mixed. Mix in any add in's if desired. Blend well. Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely before icing them.
  • 4
    Icing: Melt butter in a 1 quart saucepan over medium heat . Add the brown sugar and cream. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed; cool slightly. Frost cooled cookies and garnish with grated orange zest. Let frosting set.

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