Banana orange softies

Yield: 30 cookies

Measure Ingredient
1⅔ cup Mashed ripe banana (about 3 large bananas)
¾ cup Margarine or butter softened
½ cup Orange juice
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Grated orange peel
2 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
2 cups All-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt (optional)
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
¾ cup Raisins
¾ cup Powdered sugar
5 teaspoons Orange juice
1 teaspoon Grated orange peel


Heat oven to 350 F. Combine bananas, margarine and orange juice.

Blend in eggs, vanilla and orange peel. Add combined dry ingredients and raisins; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies. Store tightly covered.

ORANGE ICING: Combine ¾ cup powdered sugar, 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel. Mix until smooth.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS per serving: * calories 138 * carbohydrates 19 g * protein 2 g * fat 6 g * calcium 9 mg * sodium 70 mg * cholesterol 20 mg * dietary fiber 1 g

Source: "Hurry, Let's Eat!" Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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