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Banana Spice Cookies with Lemon Butter Icing


These banana spice cookies are perfect anytime, but especially satisfying over the winter holidays, with flavors of citrus, cinnamon, cloves, and pecans.

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 2 bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest


Servings 2
Preparation time 70mins
Cooking time 90mins
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Step 1

In a large bowl cream together shortening, sugar, eggs & banana. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.

Cover & chill about 1 hour.

Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes.

While cookies are baking, mix together frosting ingredients: Begin by creaming together butter and sugar. Then add lemon juice and zest and beat until smooth.

Cool & frost cookies with Lemon Butter Icing.

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