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Banana Orange Softies

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Servings: 30
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 2/3  c  Mashed ripe banana
    -- (about 3 large bananas)
3/4  c  Margarine or butter
    -- softened
1/2  c  Orange juice
2    Eggs
2  ts  Vanilla
1  t  Grated orange peel
2  c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    -- (quick or old-fashioned)
2  c  All-purpose flour
3/4  ts  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt (optional)
1/2  ts  Nutmeg
3/4  c  Raisins
    -----ORANGE ICING-----
3/4  c  Powdered sugar
5  ts  Orange juice
1  t  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 3/4 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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