Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tutorial Thursday: Balanalana Cookies {aka} Banana Cookies

So I made a batch of these yummies
on Sunday morning with the intention of saving some
to photograph and use as a recipe for today.

Well, my lesson on Sunday was about Heritage
and I decided to share my heritage of baking
that has been passed down from my Grandma.
So, I took the cookies to church to share with the
teens I teach -
thinking there would still be plenty to photograph.

Um, wrong!
They were gone!

So last night was Youth Group,
so I would again have a large group to share them with,
so I spent yesterday making a double batch to share.

They are so lovely and yummy!
My husband says it's like the cross between
the top of a muffin and banana bread.

And have I told you how much I love my Cupcake Courier?
Mine came with cookie inserts that cover up
the cupcake holes so you can put cookies on the tiers.

I lined my tiers with wax paper, because once you glaze/frost
these little yummies, it can get kind of messy.

And now they are all boxed up and ready to go!

Banana Cookies
1 1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup ripe to overripe bananas (about 2-3)
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Cream sugar, shortening and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add eggs.
Stir in smashed bananas.
Add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.

Bake 400 degrees for 9-10 minutes - until golden colored.

Banana Frosting
1 smashed ripe to overripe banana
1 cup sifted powder sugar
1 T milk
1 tsp vanilla

The glaze/frosting is really to taste.
You can add more banana or powdered sugar if it's too runny.
Plus, the frosting is optional.
My husband and my son like them plain.



Kelli W said...

Yummy! And glazing them makes them sound even better! LOL at top of the muffin to you...that was an awesome episode of Seinfeld!

Ruthie said...

These sound WONDERFUL! I am making some as we speak! I can't wait to taste them! Thanks for sharing!

Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

Jaime said...

Weirdos indeed!! This reminds me of the banana cake that this lady in my ward makes. I adore it!!

Lindsay said...

This totally takes me back to days with my grandma. Thank you SO much for sharing. I will for sure be bookmarking this!

Unknown said...

Oh yes, you had me at "top of the muffin" ! new follower-

keatseatsblog said...

These sound amazing! Would love for you to link up to my Sweet Treats Party! Hope to see you there :)

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Banana are after my heart!!! I am saving this recipe!!

COme see me at

Michelle said...

oh wow....this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing :) following you from I heart naptime! Have a great weekend!


Jeannie said...

Oh my, these look and sound delicious!

Unknown said...

Um, yum. I love banana and these sound awesome. (and I love that cupcake-slash-cookie-container!)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I need to try these, they look delicious.

Nan ~ Playful Decor said...

I HAD to see this recipe! I have 3 over ripe bananas and just don't feel like making banana bread...again! These look fun. Thanks for sharing! COming from Creative Blogger Party - I'm co-hosting! Have a great weekend!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Oh....YUM!! These remind me of a pumpkin cookie I make in the fall. SOOO happy to have a counterpart for the summer! Thank you for sharing. Pinning this to my recipe board! ; )

Emily Thompson said...

looks really yummy. I LOVE your cookie box!!! Please come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl...thanks for linking up this week. I've had a blast co-hosting. All I can say about these cookies...NOMANOMANOMANOMA!!!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I'm sold! I love all things banana...totally going to try this.

Unknown said...

Oh Yum!
I would love if you link this to my party! You can win your post featured on my blog for 1 month!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Kyla - These look amazing and the glazed so yummy! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jen said...

I stumbled upon blog/banana cookie recipe (that look very yummy by the way) and fell in love with your cupcake carrier! I must possess this. Thank you for posting the site. I was wondering however, does the cookie insert come with the carrier automatically or is this something you must purchase in addition? I do not see it listed on their site.

Jen said...

(Commenting again so in case their is a reply to my first post about the cookie insert will be sent to my email. Thanks!)


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