2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup shortening, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon rind, grated
Preheat oven to 375. Sift together flour, cinnamon and cloves.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening, 1/4 cup butter and 1/4
cup brown sugar. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add
sifted ingredients and banana; mix well.
Fold in walnuts. Drop batter by teaspoons onto greased cookie
sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until well down. Let cool on wire
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, cream together remaining butter and
confectioners sugar. Add lemon juice and lemon rind, stirring
until icing is of spreading consistency. Spread tops of cooled
cookies with icing.