Fact: there will be minimal pictures to accompany this recipe because I made it when I was drunk. Now, I’m not saying I can’t take photos when drunk — Fact #2: I am the most photogenic drunk you will ever meet — but at this particular drunken soiree, I opted not to take many pictures.
Let me back up. Back in December, you may recall, I had a cookie party. I knew I wanted to make these cookies, but the bookmark to the recipe was broken. It had originally appeared on YumSugar.com, somewhere in the forums, and I searched desperately but couldn’t find it. I e-mailed the site administrators begging for this recipe and they made my day — nay, my holiday season! — by finding it for me.
So, on the day of the cookie party, I was set to make these amazing cookies in the presence of all my friends.
Unfortunately, first, I made the mistletoe martini. And then my marathon-training ass drank several glasses, followed by considerable amounts of wine and — WHOOPS! — suddenly I was bombed at 3 PM on a Sunday. This led to several memorable events, most significantly when I became the first person in the history of the world to actually utilize the Facebook poke (don’t judge me). Anyway, when I wasn’t being shameless with technology, I did manage to make the cookies. How was I able to bake drunk? Because the more things you do drunk, the better you get at them. So…thanks, Michigan State!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 c butter, room temperature
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 medium bananas (Either overripe or just freeze them and then thaw them for perfect banana mash!)
1 c. walnuts (optional)
2 c powdered sugar
1/4 c mashed banana
2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
This Is How We Get Drunk and Do It
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and continue beating until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Add bananas, one at a time, again beating thoroughly.
Add dry ingredients and walnuts and mix thoroughly. Drop by the spoonful, two inches apart, on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Combine all the frosting ingredients in a bowl and beat well. I always add a drop of yellow food coloring to the frosting too, to punch up the otherwise blah color.
Remove the cookies immediately from cookie sheet and cool completely before applying frosting.
Frost the cookies and refrigerate whatever is left after you’ve stuffed most of them in your mouth.
Not to get all Kanye on you, but these are the best cookies of all time.
Seriously, these cookies are incredible. I usually make them at the holidays to give to people because they are just so memorable. I feel like banana cookies, while genius, are not exactly common! So I’m here to change that.
And…you can make them when you’re drunk! Happy Hump Day!