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Banana Cookies


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 medium size ripe bananas
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
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  • 2 cups flour
  • nuts, if desired


  • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 4 Tbsp. cream, milk or evaporated milk


Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and mashed bananas, mixing well. Sift together flour, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and frost.

For Icing: Bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Remove from heat. Add sufficient powdered sugar to make of spreadable consistency.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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