Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Recipe: Banana Cinnamon Cookies!

What to do with those leftover bananas... this is our solution, and a popular one! We have been asked for and shared this recipe with many guests, and would now like to share it with you! Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 ½ cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening (NOT butter or marj)
2 eggs
1 cup ripe mashed banana ( 3 or 4)
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 min. on med/high mixer). Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ¼ tsp of cinnamon. Blend into banana mixture. Combine remaining ½ cup sugar and ¾ tsp cinnamon. Drop cookie dough onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until just lightly browned.

Makes about 4 dozen….they freeze great! Either before baking…just shape into balls, lay out on cookie sheet and place in freezer. When frozen, put into bags When ready to bake just roll in cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for 14 minutes. No need to defrost! Or, bake first, when cool freeze on layers of parchment paper. When ready to serve , thaw and then refresh by baking for just 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Great every time!

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