There's nothing like the smell of good Ole farm baking. You come in from doing up the chores after a long day. Give Mom a kiss and grab a few dumplings and pop them into your mouth to tide you over until dinner. These are easy and fast. Oh, just keeping the cookie jar full.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare cookie sheets (greased)
Cream butter, sugar, egg, bananas and vanilla. Blend in coconut, oatmeal. Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, flour and spices, Mix thoroughly. With 2 in. Cookie scoop drop dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Glaze
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons half and half
When cookies are finished baking, mix ingredients together in a bowl. I use my 2 cup Pyrex measure. With a small spoon drizzle glaze criss-cross over dumplings.
Happy Farm Baking
My family has several lemon lovers.
Pre-heat over to 375 degrees, prepare ungreased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Cream butter, sugar until light and fluffy, add lemon zest. Combine flour, cornstarch, blend well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour for easy handling.
Roll & shape dough into 1 3/4 round log roll. In large shallow pan add sprinkles. Roll dough log in sprinkles until completely covered. Don't forget the ends. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. I have left it overnight before.
Slice 1/4 inch thick and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in hot 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Cool 1 minute before lifting over to wire racks for complete cooling.
Drizzle a dollop of lemon icing on to cookie.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Combine icing ingredients in glass measuring cup, Drizzle over cooled cookies. Allow to set up before storing.
Our Cubbies are playing in the world series. So I am thinking seven games out, at least, not to be in the kitchen but watching the game. Cookies in the freezer equal a triple hit for me. My cookie jar is prepared to score should the kids come over to root for the Cubs. Go Cubs