Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Memories of Toddle House Banana Cream Pie cookies!


Back in the Fifties, before slave was in the fifth grade. There was a special destination that my mother would drive my brother and I to. The Toddle House.
It was a little diner about a mile away from where we lived. Of course we could never afford to eat there, but they did have a most fantastic treat. It was what they called an “Ice Box Pie” - “Banana Cream” and it was covered in whipped cream. This was the one extravagance that my mother could swing for her kids. After all it was 15 cents a slice! We couldn't do that every week, but once in awhile was OK. I guess that made it all that much more special. 

At one time there were hundreds of Toddle Houses around the country but the name was sold out in the early 60's and all traces disappeared by the 80's.
When slave decided to made a banana cream tasting cookie, it just had to be a “Toddle House”. This is a very easy recipe. Now these cookies freeze very well so portion them out into freezer bags of 4 or 5 cookies each, and stick them into the back of the unit.
When you make it a treat like that it will be all the more special for your loved ones.

Memories of Toddle House Banana Cream Pie cookies!

1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix (1 pound 1.5 ounces)
1 -3.4 oz box Banana Cream instant pudding mix
2 eggs
3 tbs. butter, or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon banana extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 drops yellow food color
1 ½ c. white vanilla baking chips

In a large bowl, combine the two mixes with the butter.
Add eggs, banana & vanilla extracts, and the food coloring.
Beat until mixed well.

Stir in baking chips. The dough will be very stiff.
On cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper, drop dough with 1½ tablespoon-size cookie scoop or by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Slave always keeps a bowl of water handy to dip fingers into. This makes handling of the dough much easier.

Bake at 350F for about 10 – 12 minutes, or just before the edges turn golden. Do not overbake!
Allow to cool on cookie sheet 2-3 minutes.
Transfer to Cooling Rack.
Makes 2½ dozen cookies. 
Slave hopes these little treats will make memories that last for you and yours.

Happy to be serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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