Pawpaw Cookies Recipe

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Pawpaws have been called poor man's bananas. If you can't find pawpaws in your backyard, as did the ancient Seminoles and Choctaw Indians, you can substitute bananas in this recipe. Wait until the banana skins are speckled and nearly overripe. That speckling is natural sugar.

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Servings: 15


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  1. Cream the shortening and sugar thoroughly.
  2. Add beaten egg and pawpaw.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients, and mix well.
  4. Form into small balls and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Press into round flat shape with the bottom of a glass that has been lightly greased.
  6. Bake in a moderate oven about 15 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 40g
Recipe makes 15 servings
Calories 189  
Calories from Fat 98 52%
Total Fat 11.09g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.79g 11%
Trans Fat 3.43g  
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 411mg 17%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbs 19.27g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 0.09g 0%
Protein 2.96g 5%
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