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I think that Max is convinced that he single-handedly has made the minions popular. Why do I think this? Because they’re yellow, of course. Yellow has been Max’s favorite color for as long as he’s *had* a favorite color, so he believes that his talking about them in all their yellowness has made them a huge hit. (I’m not going to be the one to tell him otherwise!)
So needless to say, he was super excited to see the Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie when it was in theaters, and even more excited to get our very own copy at Target, especially when it comes in such a cool Metalpak box AND includes 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content.
It seems like I’m at Target practically every day this time of year anyway, so it was easy to pick up Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. Target is my one-stop shop for all things movie night; while I was there getting the Target exclusive Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, I also picked up everything I needed to make these awesome Banana! Banana! Cookies – we all know how much those minions love banana, right??
Serves: 3 dozen
- 2½ c. AP Flour
- 1 T. Baking Powder
- ¼ t. Salt
- ¾ c. Melted Butter
- 1⅓ c. Sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 T. Molasses
- 2 Bananas (the riper the better!)
- 1 t. Vanilla Extract
- ½ t. Banana Extract
- ⅓ c. Market Pantry Banana Chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Chop banana chips into smaller pieces, set aside
- Mash bananas in bowl using a metal whisk.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl.
- In mixer bowl, combine butter, egg, sugar, and molasses.
- Add in bananas, vanilla and banana extract.
- Mix in flour mixture a bit at a time until combined, then add chopped banana chips.
- Drop 1" balls onto cookie sheets, leaving room for them to spread.
- Flatten the balls a bit with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
- Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes, until edges are golden brown and center is firm.
- Move to cooling rack.
Once the cookies are baked, you can eat them straight out of the oven, or you can top them with this delicious banana glaze! I did the two colors for the minions, but you could leave it plain, which would be a VERY pale yellow from the banana extract.
- 1 c. Powdered Sugar
- 2 t. Milk
- 2 t. Corn Syrup
- ¼ t. Banana Extract
- Food Coloring of Choice
- Combine all ingredients in mixer.
- Mix until combined, add milk if needed to thin.
- Use a frosting bag with a fine tip to create thin lines of glaze.
- (When layering colors, allow 7-10 minutes between colors for glaze to set.)
- Allow finished glaze to set for about an hour before stacking.
- Transfer to airtight container for storage.
Now you’re all set to settle in for a family movie night with Minions and Banana! Banana! Cookies.