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Photo and recipe by Anna Olson from Food Network Canada. Children, as well as adults, love these cookies with the classic
combination of bananas and peanut butter.
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Sweet Banana Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Yields: 12 sandwich cookies
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 11 min
Banana Filling (see recipe below)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 1/2 cups all purpose
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare Banana Filling. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in peanut butter.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture and blend in.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross mark them with a floured fork. Bake approximately 9 to 11
minutes or until cookies just start to turn brown around the edges. Remove from
heat and let cool on a wire cooling rack.
When cookies are cool, spread Banana Filling between 2 peanut butter cookies to make sandwiches. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Makes 12 sandwich cookies.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoon golden brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon rum
Pinch ground cinnamon
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
In a frying pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugars and increase heat to medium-high,
stirring until melted and bubbling. Carefully add rum (watch out
for flames). Add cinnamon. Stir in bananas to coat, set aside.
Cream together cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. With a fork. mash bananas and add to
cream cheese mixture until smooth. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before spreading on the cookies.