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Banana Split Cookies

This banana-shaped cookie is garnished with homemade frosting, a chocolate drizzle and nuts and cherries. It really looks like a banana split.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons hot water
  • 10 red candied cherries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, banana, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts and dried cherries.
  • Place dough in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a 3/4-in. hole in one corner of bag. Pipe 2-in. strips about 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Pipe three mounds over each cookie.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine butter and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over tops; sprinkle with candied cherries and walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 126 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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