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Banana Cookies

This recipe tastes and make the house smell just like Banana Bread…but in cookie form!  The cookies are moist and cake-like with the perfect amount of sweetness drizzled over the top.  The best way to store them, especially during the summer is to layer them separately to prevent them from sticking together.  Sweet Stackers convert your containers to multi-level using stackable trays and risers.  They insert perfectly into major brand air-tight food storage containers to make the perfect cookie container.  This whole batch of cookies were layered neatly in one 3″ deep container.

Sweet Stackers Cookie Storage

This recipe came from a blog called Pots Pans & Parkers.  The banana cookies turned out delicious and of course everyone in the house wanted one immediately when they came out of the oven based on the aroma.  I had to shoo them out of the kitchen in order to make the frosting!

Banana Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 mashed bananas (3 if they are small)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups of flour

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add egg, vanilla and bananas.  Sift flour, baking soda and salt together.  Gradually add the flour mixture.

Place a scoop of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for approximately 9 minutes or until the bottom are golden brown.

Banana Cookie Sheet

Banana Cookie Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter (one stick)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Scald the milk in a pot. Add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla.  Bring to a boil on a medium heat.  Gradually add the powdered sugar into the pot, constantly stirring to avoid sugary clumps.  (note: you can add more or less powdered sugar depending how thick or thin you want the frosting)

Frosted Banana Cookies

The Sweet Stackers risers are versatile!  The risers are used to stack full-sized cooling racks to let the cookies cool and the frosting dry – saving space on the kitchen counters.

The cookies in this container didn’t last long!

SS Banana Cookies

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Sweet Stackers are great anytime of the year!  Convert your food containers to multi-level using stackable trays.  Available in 4 sizes and designed to fit major brand food storage containers.

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Sweet Stackers Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Practical Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Summer and Fall are filled with weddings and bridal showers.   Most brides register for the household items that they prefer.  But when is the last time you saw food storage containers on their list?  They are one of the most used items in our kitchens.  Here is a unique and practical twist on giving gift baskets!

Gift containers wedding bridal shower gift

Stack a couple of handy food storage containers filled with kitchen tools, gadgets, towels and pot holders that the bride registers for.  The one new item that she wouldn’t know about is Sweet Stackers.  Sweet Stackers convert your containers to multi-level using stackable trays.  The stackable trays divide your bite-sized foods and desserts without a sticky mess and maximize food storage in your container.

Stackable Sweet Stackers tray inserts dividers

Sweet Stackers are extremely handy when storing cookies, dessert bars or bite-sized appetizers.  They are great for anyone from an avid cookie decorator, household baker and even a non-baker who stores left-over pizza.  Imagine all of the Christmas cookies that you can fit in a container like this to keep them fresh and looking beautiful!

stackable trays insert into container

So instead of giving a gift basket, fill up a couple of food storage containers with great items for their kitchen!

Sweet Stackers baking gift containers

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Bubble Cookies & The Taste Test

My niece turned 2 and she was celebrating with a Bubble Guppies tv show theme.  She is already recognizing her letters, so I wanted to make small bubble shaped cookies spelling out “Bubble Guppies”.  I thought she would enjoy that.  The rest of the cookies were bubbles!  They were glazed with pastel colors pink, blue and white.  These would be cute & easy for any spring or summer theme too!

…and now for the taste test!

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The Taste Test

My theory was put to the test!  During the decorating process, cookies should be stored in an air-tight container to keep them fresh.  I have heard many people say that they leave their cookies out of their kitchen counter top to let the cookies dry completely.  Hence, my taste test.  I reserved a few extra cookies to leave them out to dry overnight.  With the large batch of cookies, I followed the instruction below.  As there is success with safely letting the icing dry, the cookies also dry out during this process.  First thing in the morning, I tasted a cookie that sat out all night and a cookie from the container.  The overnight cookie had a crunchy texture and a slightly different taste.  Definitely not a fresh, soft texture like the one that was stored in the air-tight container!

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Instructions for Storing Decorated Cookies

  • Once the cookies cooled completely after coming out of the oven, they were placed in an air-tight container until I was ready to decorate.
  • During the decorating process, I placed 12 cookies in the bottom of my container and 12 more on each Sweet Stackers tray.   I glazed the cookies with a thin layer of icing (mixing 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and 1-2 tablespoons milk). 
  • Place the risers carefully in between the cookies and lower each tray into the container.  I was able to fit 36 – 2.5″ cookies in one 9×12″ container in three layers without the cookies touching each other.  Placed the lid on the container to dry.
  • After drying, I then embellished with a thicker combination of icing.  Piped the dots to imitate the reflection of light on each bubble.  Then piping the letters in blue.  Again, placing the layers of cookies back into the container and sealed to keep them fresh!

Sweet Stackers are for more than just cookies!  Visit sweetstackers.com to get more ideas on how to use them.

 

 

 

 

Storing Your Decorated Sugar Cookies

Sweet Stackers – a resolution to storing decorated cookies and more!

In the past, when I was decorating sugar cookies I had cookies all over my kitchen and I would run out of counter space.  I think I lost a few cookies along the way because I just didn’t have the space and a few ended up on the floor and then the garbage.  The icing took quite a while to set and I was “stuck” because it made it hard for me to do anything else in the kitchen…from making dinner to even cleaning up the dishes.  Plus the cookies taste better when they are properly stored in an air-tight container!

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Sweet Stackers saved my decorated cookies and space in my kitchen!  The Stackable Food Storage System allowed me to decorate the cookies right on the trays and layer the trays into a plastic food storage container.  This was a great way to leave the cookies to set, safely organized and without messing the decorations.

The trays are made of sturdy, food-grade BPA free, corrugated plastic, therefore making them reusable and easy to wipe down if icing drips onto them.

Sweet Stackers fit into a variety of major brand food storage containers.  Visit our Product page to view a cross-reference chart.

Now you can store 3 layers of decorated cookies in a 3″ deep container!  Or add another set of trays, stacking more tiers into a deeper container.

Here are a few cookie projects and how Sweet Stackers work in a variety of food storage containers:

SweetStackers Cookie Storage  Tupperware container and Sweet Stackers

Sweet Stackers Christmas Cookie Storage  cookie dividers

Visit my Etsy Shop or stop by my website to learn more about Sweet Stackers and how they can help you with your baking projects, staying organized and so much more!