Banana-Ginger Cookies

Makes: 3 dozen cookies at $1.01 per dozen. Prep Time: 15 minutes. Bake: at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Banana-Ginger Cookies
Servings: 36 Yield: 3-dozen cookies Prep 15 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 3/4 cup mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Lemon Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring

Make It


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In medium-size bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.

3. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Beat in banana, ginger and vanilla. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture.

4. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, spacing the mounds about 2 inches apart.

5. Bake in 375 degrees F oven until lightly browned around edges and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack; let cool.

6. When completely cooled, frost and decorate with Lemon Glaze.

Lemon Glaze:

7. In medium-size bowl, whisk together confectioners sugar, milk, lemon rind, lemon juice and salt until good glazing consistency. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Frost tops of cookies with the remaining glaze, leaving the edges of the cookies unfrosted. Add food coloring to the reserved glaze. Stir in a few drops of milk for a good drizzling consistency. Dip a fork into thinned glaze and drizzle over the frosted cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 111, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 11, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 18, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 69, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.