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BANANA BREAD COOKIES WITH FROSTING

Frosted Banana Bread Cookies are super soft, chewy and topped with a delicious brown sugar frosting. This easy cookie recipe tastes just like banana bread!
You can make these old fashioned banana cookies with only 2 bananas. So, if you’re tired of banana bread, this easy recipe is for you!

I inherited over two bags filled with just about every recipe that my grandmother had ever collected or created. And she collected tons — some went back to the 1950’s and earlier.

For almost an entire weekend, I just sat and sifted through just about every scrap of paper in the collection over and over again. I was definitely in my happy place!
If you’re a recipe collector, or you love old family recipes, you’ll understand.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup shortening
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, softened
¼ cup evaporated milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ cup butter, softened

 

Directions:

Mix together shortening, 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, eggs, bananas, vanilla, 1/2 cup evaporated milk and vinegar till light and creamy.

In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to other mixture. Add nuts.

Chill one hour in refrigerator.

Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 minutes. Let cool then frost them.

To Make Frosting: Mix 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar with 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Beat until soft. Spread on tops of cooled cookies.

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