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Banana Oatmeal Cookies



  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup soft shortening
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 4)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon banana extract


  1. Sift together flour, spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  2. Add shortening, mashed bananas and eggs; beat until smooth (2 minutes).
  3. Fold in the rolled oats.
  4. Divide the cookie dough into three parts.
  5. For bar cookies, spread 1/3 of the dough into well-greased 8-inch square pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool and turn out of pan. Cut into bars.
  8. For drop cookies, drop by teaspoon onto greased sheet.
  9. For rolled cookies, add 1/4 cup flour; refrigerate overnight and roll out, cut into desired shapes.

Yield: 3 dozen large cookies


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