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Take advantage of a prepackaged muffin mix to keep the ingredient list short and the banana flavor big for these cookies. You can use a football cookie cutter or just cut in a ball-shape pattern.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
9 hrs
9 hrs 20 mins


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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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

359 calories; fat 22g; cholesterol 46mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 38g; protein 2g; vitamin a 583.1IU; sodium 266mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.9mg.