Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Banana Drop Cookies

Banana Drop Cookies

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From the kitchen of Leonard & Lisa Novak

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12-14 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts

1/3 cup butter
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 package (3 ounce) cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs (mixing well), stir in bananas, buttermilk and vanilla.

  3. Stir in dry ingredients and nuts.

  4. Chill dough for 1 hour.

  5. Drop by teaspoon on lightly greased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake approximately 12-14 minutes.


  1. Mix cream cheese, butter, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat well.

  2. Ice cooled cookies.


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housewife says:

these are delicious even without the icing. I love these cookies and they are easy to make.

12/16/2012 5:20:41 PM

Jrb072981 says:

I make these cookies monthly!! Instead of nuts I add mini chocolate chips. Even people who do not like banana baked goods enjoy these cookies! They are my absolute fav!

12/2/2012 5:05:46 PM

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