Friday, 6 May 2011

Baking My Way: Caramel Frosted Banana Drops


I LOVE THESE COOKIES!

They are most deafeningly a 5 and are now one of my favorites! The icing is pretty much the Sucre a Creme I posted about a little while ago and wow, so good!! I could just keep bragging on how much I like these cookies but I'll just get to the recipe and you can try them for yourself.


Cookies:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup mashed banana
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/3 cup 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 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 3 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350.

Cookies:
Combine brown sugar, butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add bananas and vanilla; blend well. Add flour and salt; mix well. Stir in nuts.

Drop dough by round tablespoon fulls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-14 minutes.

Frosting:
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading constancy. Frost cooled cookies.



18 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up and sharing. They look delicious!

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  2. These cookies look fab and that frosting, I could eat it by the spoonful! Yum! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I wish I would have seen this recipe a little earlier. I would have made these instead of banana bread with my over-ripe bananas. I guess I will have to try this recipe next time!

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  4. Oh wow! It's been forever since I've something caramel. They look delicious! Have a great weekend!

    Lori

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  5. Oh these cookies sound so delicious!! I am LOVING your blog : )

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  6. I could eat spoonfuls of that frosting and be a happy girl. :) Those cookies look delicious!

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  7. These look wonderful and I love the fact that they freeze well so I wont eat the whole batch in one sitting!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  8. these are tantalizingly delicious! I am sinking my teeth into one of them virtually! Yum :) first time here, and happy to follow... please do visit and would love another reader/follower :) cheers, priya

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  9. Don't see this kind of cookie too often, and it sounds really moist and tasty. Thank you for linking it at Joy of Desserts. :-)

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  10. these sound so very good yummy I love caramel and drop cookies are to me the easiest to make come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  11. OMG! These look delish! I am following now!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  12. So I have a couple of brownies that I've been debating about how to use them. These cookies look so delicious. I love drop cookies especially if they have icing. Thanks for linking to Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

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  13. These look yummy! I'm gonna have to make some =D Stopping by from Sunday Scoop Link Party. I would love for you to link your post to My Favorite Things Party going on all week. Hope to see you there!
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  14. I am your newest follower. I have this recipe on my blog also. I grew up with these cookies that are a family favorite. If I make them, they don't last long because I can't stop eating them. So, so delicious.

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  15. So, I have been meaning to tell you that after you linked these up to 2 Maids a Baking last Tuesday I was craving something sweet. So at 10:00 p.m. I totally made these! They were yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. no way! ha ha that's great Liz! They for sure hit the spot for something sweet! Glad you liked them, and thanks for letting me know!

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  17. Oh my gosh. Those look fan-tab-ulous. :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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