Oatmeal-banana lebkuchen

Yield: 48 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Margarine, softened
½ cup Brown sugar, packed
¼ cup Honey
1½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoon Ground ginger
1 teaspoon Ground cardamom
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
2 mediums Extra-ripe, DOLE Bananas,
\N \N Peeled
¾ cup Sifted powdered sugar
1 \N Juice from DOLE Lemon (1T)
2 \N Eggs, beaten
1¾ cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup DOLE Chopped Almonds
½ cup Mixed candied fruit, finely chopped
2 cups Quick oats, uncooked
1 drop Almond extract


Beat margarine, brown sugar and honey in large bowl. Beat in cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves.

Mash bananas with fork in small bowl; use 1 cup for recipe. Add 1 cup banana and eggs to margarine mixture; beat until blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

Stir in almonds and candied fruit. Add to margarine mixture. Stir until well blended. Stir in oats.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, 2" apart, onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake in 400'F. oven 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Spread with Lemon Glaze or dust with powdered sugar. When glaze has set, store cookies in airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

LEMON GLAZE: Combine all ingredients until blended.

Submitted By MICHAEL ORCHEKOWSKI On 10-10-94

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