Monday, February 21, 2011

Frosted Banana Cookies

Here for your consideration is yet another way
to use up those bananas that are sitting on your counter!
The cookies, while they are tasty - are elevated to another level
with the browned butter frosting.
I'd never made browned butter frosting before,
but I LOVE BUTTER. So how could I go wrong?
It is fantastic.

Frosted Banana Cookies:
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed banana's
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. distilled white vinegar
3 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. walnuts (optional)
Mix together the first 8 ingredients until light and creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until it comes together.
Chill for 1 hour.
Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
Let cool then frost.
Browned Butter Frosting:
1/2 c. butter
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 t. vanilla extract
Place stick of butter in a small saucepan and set it over low heat. It is best to not use non-stick or a dark coated pan in this step because it will be difficult to tell when the butter has turned brown. Let the butter melt over low heat and turn a caramel color, about 15 minutes. Watch carefully so the butter doesn't burn. Once it has turned a nice medium brown color, remove from the heat. Pour the butter into a medium bowl. Immediately add the powdered sugar, whipping cream and vanilla. Mix well with electric mixer until the frosting is smooth and thick.
Bon Appetit!

P.S. I did try some with a whipped chocolate frosting, but I fell so deeply in love with the Browned Butter Frosting that the chocolate didn't even appeal to me. You may enjoy chocolate though.

1 comment:

  1. Those look so good! And as you say, butter is awesome ( :