Great Tastes of Manitoba

Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies

| Servings: 20 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 2/3 cups (150 mL) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola margarine
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) peanut butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Banana Frosting:

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cream cheese
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) icing sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, cream canola oil and margarine together slowly.
  4. Add sugars and eggs. Combine well.
  5. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  6. Slowly add all-purpose flour and baking soda mixture. Mix until smooth.
  7. Drop 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sized balls of cookie dough on to the parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press down on the cookie dough balls with a fork, making a crisscross pattern on top.
  8. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until done. Remove to a cooling rack.

To make the Banana Frosting:

  1. Mash a banana with fork and place in an electric mixing bowl along with vanilla extract.
  2. Add cream cheese and blend until fully combined.
  3. Slowly add icing sugar 1 cup (250 mL) at a time until a smooth, thick texture is achieved.
  4. Once cookies have cooled, assemble sandwiches with a generous dollop of banana frosting in between 2 cookies.

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