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Banana Cake Cookies

Yield about 3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Powdered Sugar Icing

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and banana; beat well.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in pecans.

  3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Spread tops of cooled cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing.

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