banana-cookies1Writing about cookies yesterday inspired me to do something with the VERY ripe bananas in my kitchen. This is another of my abuela’s recipes, not specifically for the holidays but a nice addition to any plate of goodies.

Note: I actually had no shortening, and I don’t much like it anyway, so I substituted coconut oil, and it worked beautifully.


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2-1/4 cups flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas

Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with mashed bananas, blending well after each addition. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 12 minutes or until just browned. Makes 3 dozen cookies.