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Banana-Nut Sandwich Cookies

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Banana-Nut Sandwich Cookies

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 9 hrs to 10 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 7 - 8.1 - ounce package banana nut muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 -2 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white baking pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  1. For cookies: In a large bowl, stir together muffin mix, flour, and brown sugar. Add the melted and slightly cooled butter all at once. Using a fork, stir just till a soft dough forms. (If necessary, add enough milk to form dough.)
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or lightly roll dough till 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick. Using a football-shaped cookie cutter (or desired shape cutter), cut out cookies. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare filling. For butter cream filling: In a medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, the 1/2 cup softened butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer until creamy. Spread a scant tablespoon of filling on bottom of 1 cookie; put together with another cookie, bottom side down, to make a cookie sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
  5. Place white or chocolate pieces and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium (50 percent) power for 1 to 2 minutes or until pieces are melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool slightly (about 5 minutes). Carefully transfer melted chocolate to a heavy resealable plastic bag. Cut off tip of one corner of bag. Pipe melted chocolate onto cookies to resemble laces on footballs. Makes 12, 2-1/2- to 3-inch sandwich cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Banana-Nut Sandwich Cookies)

Servings Per Recipe 12, vit. A (IU) 583, pro. (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 359, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 12, chol. (mg) 46, sodium (mg) 266, Fat, total (g) 22, carb. (g) 38

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