1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 TBSP. grated gingerroot OR 1 tsp. ground ginger*
2 eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/4 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
Powdered sugar, if desired

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat brown sugar, butter, shortening, gingerroot and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in bananas and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Drop dough by rounded TBSP.fuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm.