Banana Cookies


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 ripe banana
  • grated peel of lemon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
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  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • powdered sugar


In large bowl, cream margarine and sugar; add vanilla and salt until fluffy. Add egg, banana, and lemon peel. Beat well until banana is mashed. Add baking powder to flour; gradually stir into creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoon 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

By Robin from Washington, IA


September 20, 20110 found this helpful

Recipe calls for just one banana. How many cookies does this make?

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  • 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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