Friday, February 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

...with chocolate frosting.
recipe and photo from Cookies! A Cookie Lover's Collection

My routine has been off this week with the kids home from school. So I didn't have time to take any photos of these cookies so I scanned the page from the cookbook. You get the idea.  The cookies taste fantastic.
These cookies were a total hit at work.  I bought chunky peanut butter for this recipe and everyone at home started digging into the container so I knew I had to act fast.  I made these cookies and they are really delicious.  I hope you try them.

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup mashed bananas (2 small)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the peanut butter, egg and vanilla.  Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add bananas.  Beat at low speed just until combined.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inched apart onto prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Cool completely.

In small mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients.  Beat at low speed of electirc miner until smooth.  Spread frosting evenly on cookies.  Let dry completely before storing.

I almost didn't have enough frosting.  I also did not count the amount of cookies that I made.

(I did not have time to photograph these myself.  This photo is from the cookbook "Cookies! A Cookie Lover's Collection)

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