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       Title: Peanut Butter-Filled Banana Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            Cookies:
       1 c  Unsalted butter at room temp
       1 c  Sugar (divided)
       1 ts Vanilla
       2    Ripe bananas; peeled and sli
            -ced
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Finely chopped; toasted
            -walnuts
            Filling:
       2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/4 c  Unsalted butter; room temp
       2 tb Cream cheese; softened
     1/4 c  Creamy peanut butter
       1 tb Vanilla extract
     1/4 ts Grated nutmeg
  
      Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter until creamy in a
   large bowl. Slowly beat in 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla until light and
   fluffy. Add banana and beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Beat in flour and
   salt. Stir in walnuts.
       Drop batter by spoonfuls, about 2 1/2 inches apart, onto cookie sheet
   sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Dip bottom of drinking glass
   into sugar and press down on each ball of batter to form a 2 inch circle.
   Bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove baked cookies to
   wire rack to cool.
   
      For filling: Beat together powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, peanut
   butter, vanilla and nutmeg until smooth. Spread some of the filling on half
   the cookies. Top with remaining cookies creating sandwich cookies. THE
   DESSERT SHOW SHOW #DS3050
  
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