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