Christmas Banana Drops from A Feast of Yuletide Cookies, 1957
Christmas Banana Drops
2½ cups sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup mashed ripe banana
Confectioners' Frosting (see below)
Red and green sugar
Red cinnamon candies
Gum drops, candy fruit wedges and dragées
Set oven for hot, 400° F.
Sift together first 3 ingredients.
Cream butter. Slowly beat in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time,
beating until well mixed. Stir in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture
alternately with banana, a little at a time; mix until smooth.
Drop by teaspoonfuls about 1½ inches apart onto an ungreased
cooky sheet. Bake 8 minutes, or until light brown. Remove from
sheet at once; cool on a wire rack.
Decorate with frosting, sugar, candies and dragées. Makes 4 dozen.
Measure 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar. Stir in just enough water, about 1 tablespoon to make frosting easy to force through a decorating tube. Tint, if desired with a few drops of food coloring; blend well.