Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beautiful Sunday Afternoons

Today has been a gorgeous almost fall but still summery day. We hated to waste the day inside but Reese is still too small for the park and our back yard is a land mine of, well with two dogs, use your imagination.

Our carpet has been wet and we can't figure out what is leaking so Dustin wanted to work on that. He tore up our kitchen so Reese and I were going to have to take it outside if we wanted to have any peace and to avoid the risk of poison from who only knows what is under our kitchen sink.
Before Dustin did that, Reese and I decided to bake some banana cookies and take them outside and have a picnic. The recipe turned out delicious so I wanted to share with you how we made them. Here is what you need:

I put some cinnamon in too to give it a little extra flavor. But you must cream together the sugar and butter. Add an egg, vanilla and 2 ripe bananas. Finally add the dry ingredients and continue to mix until it resembles a mixture. It kind of looks like thick cake batter and it's very soft so make sure you use a cold pan when you make additional batches.

After I mixed them all up, I baked them for 10 minutes at 350. I mixed up some icing but there was no recipe because I had a tub of frosting that I just added some cinnamon and brown sugar to, but there is a recipe that I will list below. Here is a shot of my little helper. Instead of mixing today she made sure nothing escaped the refigerator. Please excuse the mismatched outfit. It's laundry day and earlier in the morning I let her play with tupperware filled with water. It was fun but a little sloppy.

The cookies are amazing. Light and fluffy almost like cake. They were a perfect little snack to use up those overripened bananas. Finally, we were ready to take our picnic outside. We feasted on our delicious banana cookies and examined the leaves. We also enjoyed the sun and just laid back to relax.

Here is the recipe for banana cookies with icing:

3/4 c butter (1 1/2 sticks) 6 Tbsp brown sugar
3/4 c brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg 4 Tbsp cream
1 tsp vanilla 4 Tbsp butter
2 bananas, smashed powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 c flour

Cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar, add egg, banana and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat well. Add dry ingredients and bake for 10 minutes at 350. For icing: cook over medium heat the brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, cream and butter. Remove from heat and add sugar until spreading consistency.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

What a cute little girl!!! You are such a good mommy, Linds. P.S. I didn't even notice the outfit, you are too funny!