This time when I saw the blackened bananas on the counter, I thought cookies would be fun to make. I started experimenting with various combinations and came up with this simple recipe. I added just a touch of lemon juice and cinnamon to complement the sweetness of the bananas.
These cake-like cookies are delicious plain. They are also very good with a touch of frosting sprinkled with toasted walnuts.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
2 bananas, mashed
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Add bananas and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, soda and cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
The batter will be similar to a muffin batter. Using a teaspoon (or tablespoon for larger cookies), drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.
Cool the cookies before frosting.
In a bowl combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 3 Tablespoons melted butter. Add spoonfuls of milk until the frosting is easy to spread. Add additional milk if you want a thinner glaze. For extra flavor add a few drops of lemon juice or vanilla.
Dip the top of each cookie into the frosting. If desired, sprinkle toasted walnuts on top.
Store the cookies in the refrigerator.