1 1/2 c
oatmeal ; quick cooking
1 1/4 tsp
coarsely chopped walnuts ; optional
1Cream the sugar and shortening together ; Add the eggs and beat on med-high speed until light and fluffy.
2Blend in both flavorings , bananas and the oatmeal.
3Sift together all the dry ingredients and gradually blend in with the creamed mixture ; Stir in the nuts ; optional.
4Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. ( I like to add some chopped nuts on top too just before baking )
5Bake @ 350° for 15-18 minutes. place on cooling rack to cool.