*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Banana Oatmeal Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           sugar
      2/3  cup           butter -- or shortening
    2                    eggs
      3/4  cup           mashed bananas
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
      1/2  teaspoon      lemon juice
    1 1/2  cups          rolled oats -- * see note
    2      cups          flour
      3/4  teaspoon      baking soda
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           nuts -- ** see note
 
 * Do not use instant oats.
 ** Use pecans, walnuts, or your choice of nuts, chopped.
 
      Sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt together. Cream together sugar
 and shortening. Beat in well beaten eggs. Stir in the vanilla, lemon juice,
 and banana.
      Add rolled oats and nuts to flour mixture, alternately with banana
 mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in nuts.
      Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet and bake in preheated
 350-degree oven 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden.
 
 Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
 
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 NOTES : Posted to Fabfood 1/99