Spiced banana cookie wreaths

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Extra-ripe, medium DOLE Bananas, peeled
2 cups Granola
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 cup Brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 Egg
½ cup Margarine, melted
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 cup DOLE Raisins
⅓ cup Chopped DOLE Almonds
½ cup Powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Milk
Candied cherries or colored sugar crystals (opt)

Place bananas in blender. Process until pureed; use 1 cup for recipe.

Combine granola, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Beat in 1 cup banana, egg, margarine and oil.

Stir in raisins. For each of 3 wreaths, arrange about 16 generous teaspoonfuls dough with sides touching into a ring on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with almonds.

Bake in 375'F. oven 15-18 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets.

Combine powdered sugar and milk in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cooled wreaths. Decorate with candied cherries if desired. Tie with a bow to give as a gift.

Makes 3 wreaths (16 cookies per wreath).

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