Banana Cookies with Orange Icing

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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.

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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4- dozen
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

COOKIES:

3/4 c
real butter,softened
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 medium
over ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
1 large
egg
2 tsp
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
each of baking powder and soda
1/4 tsp
salt

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
vanilla
orange zest grated for garnish

ADD IN'S IF DESIRED:1/4 CUP OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

miini chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, or 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Step-By-Step

1Heat 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.
2Reduce 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.
3Drop 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.
4Icing:
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.

About Banana Cookies with Orange Icing

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy