Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mom’s Lunch Box Cookies

This is a recipe from Moogie. Our crew prefers the straight Oatmeal Cookies but this is a good recipe if you have ripe bananas on hand.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together:

1½ c flour
1 c sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt [I omit]
¼ t ground nutmeg
¾ t cinnamon

Cream:

¾ c shortening (part butter) [I use mostly canola oil]
1 egg, well beaten
3 medium bananas, mashed fine

Combine sifted ingredients with creamed ingredients and add:

1 3/4 c oatmeal [Mom's recipe calls for “Quick Quaker Oats, but I think the regular oatmeal that I use works just as well]

½ c chopped dates
½ c chopped nuts

Mix until well blended.

Drop 2 inches apart on non-stick or well-greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

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