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Butterscotch Banana Drops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

11 dozen

Most folks are surprised to learn that banana is the secret ingredient in these soft cookies. My grandmother shared the recipe with me some 30 years ago, and I've relied on it ever since.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in bananas. Stir in the oats, pecans, butterscotch chips and dates.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 97 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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