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Family Circle Magazine (11/24/92) by way of Suzanne

Serves/Makes:3 dozen approx.

  • Cookies:
  • 1 cup (225 ml) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (225 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 2 medium-size ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) walnuts, finely chopped
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) dark rum OR 1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml) ground nutmeg
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Grease large baking sheets.
  • Prepare Cookies:
  • Beat butter, 3/4 cup (175 ml) granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
  • Add banana.
  • Beat at medium speed 1 minute.
  • Beat in flour and salt.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Refrigerate dough to firm if necessary.
  • Drop dough by scant tspfuls, 2 1/2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Dip bottom of glass in remaining 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar.
  • Press down dough into 2-inch circles.
  • Bake in 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to rack to cool.
  • Prepare filling:
  • Beat sugar, butter cheese, rum or vanilla, and nutmeg in bowl until smooth.
  • Spread half of cookies with filling; top with remaining cookies.

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