Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hananh's Bananas Cookies Recipe

Mom wanted this recipe so I thought I would post it for everyone.

Hannah’s Bananas

Do not preheat dough must chill before baking

1 ½ cups melted butter (3 cups)

2 cups white granulated sugar

¾ cup mashed very ripe banana (2 medium or 3 small)

4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 beaten eggs (just whip them with a fork)

4 cups flour (no need to sift)

2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans (measure after chopping)

½ cup white granulated sugar for later

Melt butter in a large microwavable bowl. Stir in the sugar, beaten eggs, baking soda, and salt. Choose bananas that have black flecks in them. Mash them until they’re smooth. Add banana puree and mix thoroughly. Mix in the flour and then nuts. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.

When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. rack in the middle position.

Roll the chilled dough into walnut sized balls with your hands. Put ½ cup white sugar in a small bowl and roll the balls in it. Place the dough balls on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a sheet. Press down a little so they won’t roll off onto the floor when you put them in the oven. Then return your bowl to the refrigerator and let it chill until it’s time to roll more.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until they’re lightly golden in color. They’ll flatten out, all by themselves. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet and then move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

These cookies freeze well. Roll them in foil and place in a freezer bag and they will be fine for 3 months or so.

Yield 10 dozen, depending on size.

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