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       Title: Banana Oatmeal Cookies W/ Banana Frosting
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
     3/4 c  Butter flavor crisco
       1 c  Sugar, brown; firmly packed
       1    Egg
       1 c  Bananas, mashed; ripe
       2 md -- (2 to 3)
   1 3/4 c  Oats, quick; not instant or
            Old fashioned
   1 1/2 c  Flour; all purpose
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Nutmeg
     1/2 c  Walnuts; coarsely chopped
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       2 tb Butter flavor crisco
     1/4 c  Bananas; mashed
       1 ts Lemon juice
       2 c  Sugar; confectioners
            Walnuts; finely chopped opt.
  
   Preparation Time: 20 Minutes               Bake Time: 15 to 17 Minutes
   1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease baking sheet with Butter Flavor Crisco.
   Set aside.
   
    2. Cream 3/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco and brown sugar in large bowl at
   medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Add 1 cup
   mashed bananas. Mix until creamy.
   
    3. Combine oats, flour, salt cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg. Stir into
   creamed mixture. Mix in 1/2 cup nuts. Drop 2 level measuring
   tablespoonfuls of dough into a mound to form each cookie. Place 2 inches
   apart on baking sheet.
   
    4. Bake at 350 for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet.
   Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
   
    5. For frosting, Cream 2 tablespoons Butter Flavor Crisco, 1/4 cup mashed
   bananas and lemon juice. Add confectioners sugar. Beat until smooth. Frost
   cooled cookies. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts, if desired.
   
    Makes 5 dozen 2 inch cookies.
   
    Source: Butter Flavor Crisco Cookie Collection, page 37.
   Shared by: David kNight
  
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