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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

On this fine snowy day we made some rather YUM cookies! We haven't been all that good at our banana consumption lately and I needed something other than banana bread to make with those almost black bananas. The aroma from these cookies now fills the house...and I want it to stay. I'll keep this recipe in my *favorites* stack...the cookies weren't dry and had a great texture. And most of all the kids love them!

What you need:

3/4 cup shortening (I use butter flavor)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg and mashed banana, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; stir into the banana mixture. Mix in rolled oats and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Leave room for spreading.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

*Lisa changes: I added more banana, cut the sugar, and omitted the chopped walnuts.
I might add golden raisins next time.

1 people are talking about food:

Medifast Coupon Code 2011 March 11, 2011 3:57 PM  

My daughter actually made a batch of your cookies a couple of weeks ago and shared them with us, just wanted to say wow these are awesome cookies. I since have made many batches, hubby and I just love them. Anyways thanks for the recipe that you had shared with my daughter and now with us.

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