Banana Cake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

2_ Cream shortening; add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs and banana; beat well.

3_ Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans.

4_ Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased cookies sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dip half of cooled cookies into Powdered Sugar Icing.


5_ To Make Icing: Combine 3 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine, and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add milk to yield desired consistency (you may need to add a little extra), beating until smooth.

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