Banana-Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Recipe from “The Banana Lover’s Cookbook” by Carol Lindquist

3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup rolled oats

2 large, ripe bananas – coarsely mashed

1 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a large cookie sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, cream butter. Beat in sugars until well mixed. Add egg and continue mixing until fluffy.
  3. Add flour half at a time, along with salt, spices, and baking powder, beating until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Mix in oats, mashed bananas, and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Remove cookie sheet from oven and remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

Yield: About 3 dozen (or more!! in my case)

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