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RECIPES: Banana Walnut Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup packed brown sugar ? cup softened shortening 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups qu...

1 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup packed brown sugar ? cup softened shortening 1 egg ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup mashed bananas ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 cups quick rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. In large bowl, mix brown sugar and shortening. Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat until mixed. Add flour mixture and beat well. Stir in banana and oats.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased (or parchment-covered) baking sheets. Bake about 12 minutes and let stand a minute or so before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

I tried today's recipe and found it very good. The batter is very soft, but don't worry - it will bake up into nice cookies - not too sweet and filled with good things. They're even good for breakfast.

This recipe is from a cookbook called "Jack Warner Cookbook." Warner was the co-host of a morning household hints and recipes show on KFGO radio back in the '70s. Maybe some of you remember.


Sherry LaCoursiere is from Thief River Falls and has written an area recipe column for many years. She would like to see your family recipes in "Recollections" too. Write a short history of the recipe and tell us a little about the person you got it from. Send to Sherry LaCoursiere c/o Grand Forks Herald Recollection Recipes, PO Box 6008, Grand Forks, ND, 58206, or e -mail Sherry at lacours@mncable.net . She'd love to hear from you!

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