Monday, September 23, 2013

Caramel Frosted Banana Drops

292.  A soft decadent cookie which is more like candy than cookie.  This recipe is memorable.
Caramel Frosted Banana Drops

  • 1  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1  cup butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup (1 large) mashed banana
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/3  cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 3/4  cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Frosting
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4  cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1  to 3 tablespoons milk

 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter until light and fluffy. Add banana and 2 teaspoons vanilla; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
 Bake at 350°F. for 9 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely
 In small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. 
Cool slightly. Stir in powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading consistency.
 Frost cooled cookies and then indulge!
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1 comment:

Beedeebabee said...

This is another one of those times when I sooo wish I could just reach into the computer and grab one! I need to make these! xo

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