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Banana Nut Cookies

I love making my Pumpkin Walnut Cookies around Christmas time. I thought I would change it up this time, however. I had a whole lot of bananas left that were turning brown and I figured I could try them and see if perhaps I could make a banana nut COOKIE instead of bread. These are good in that they are not overtly sweet.

Banana Nut Cookies Yield: About 5 dozen

Ingredients:          Cookie: 3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 shortening 2/3 firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup banana (about 3 large or so smashed, it's okay to go a bit over) 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup chopped walnuts (*toast them before for more flavor)
Frosting if you want it:           (I typically leave this out and do a dusting of powdered sugar, or nothing.) 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp cinnamon Walnut pieces, if desired to top (I sometimes use al…