Friday, September 22, 2006

Banana Oatmeal Cookies © 1956

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg, well-beaten
1 cup mashed ripe bananas* (2 to 3 bananas)
1 3/4 cups rolled quick oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
*Use fully ripe bananas...yellow peel flecked with brown

Sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening. Add egg, bananas, rolled oats and nuts. Beat until thoroughly blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls, about 1 1/2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie pans. Bake in a moderately hot oven (400ºF.) about 15 minutes, or until cookies are done. Remove from pan immediatly. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Chiquita Banana's Recipe Book


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