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"M&m's"® Chocolate Banana Walnut Drops

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  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 c Solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 c Firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 1 md Banana; mashed, (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 2 c Quick-cooking oats; uncooked
  • 1 c Coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 pk (12 oz) "M&M's"(r); Chocolate Mini Baking Bits


Preheat oven to 350ΓΈ F. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter vegetable shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and banana; blending well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; blend into creamed mixture. Blend in oats and nuts. By hand, stir in "M&M's"(r) Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes just until set. Do not over bake. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire rack; cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Notes: A colorful twist to a favorite flavor combination! MAKES ABOUT 3 DOZEN COOKIES. Recipe by 1996 Mars, Incorporated Posted to brand-name-recipes by Barbra<> on Feb 03, 1998