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                 Banana Oatmeal Cookies W/ Banana Frosting
 
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 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  cup           Butter Flavor Crisco
    1      cup           Sugar, brown -- firmly packed
    1                    Egg
    1      cup           Bananas, mashed -- ripe
                         2 to 3 medium
    1 3/4  cups          Oats, quick -- NOT instant or
                         old fashioned
    1 1/2  cups          Flour -- all purpose
    1      teaspoon      Salt
    1      teaspoon      Cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      Baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      Nutmeg
      1/2  cup           Walnuts -- coarsely chopped
                         -----FROSTING [ OPTIONAL-----
    2      tablespoons   Butter Flavor Crisco
      1/4  cup           Bananas -- mashed
    1      teaspoon      Lemon juice
    2      cups          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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