Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aunt Barb's Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a bit of a family institution. For as long as I remember, no Birthday or Christmas was complete without a batch. My Aunt Barb gave me the recipe and after about 5 years of disasters, I've finally mastered her level of yumminess. I should mention that baking isn't my fourté. I should also mention, a couple of years ago I also discovered that these cookies weren't exclusive to my Aunt Barb - the recipe was also familiar to a few of my friends. Regardless, they will always make my think of my special Aunt and the smiles of many years opening packages to find these soft cookies. I hope you enjoy.
  • 1 & 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup shortening (yes, I know it is horrible for you - but you really must use it)
  • 1 egg - well beaten
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (I find that 3 come to exactly 1 cup. Also, I use a pastry cutter to mash - easiest way that I have found to mash bananas.)
  • 1 & 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 package of chocolate bits

Sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt, and spices.

Cut in shortening.

Add egg, bananas, rolled oats, and chocolate bits.

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400F, about 15 minutes. (12 minutes in my oven)

Makes about 3 dozen.


Michelle said...

Oh my gosh..I swear I can smell these right now! I'm going to try these puppies! Thanks for the recipe! Hope all is well with you Amy! Trying to get back to visiting everyone more!


Michelle :)

gina said...

Hi Amy, They sound delish. I am tring to find snack dessert receipes with low sugar do you know of any? Also got your email but have not gotten company email invite yet. also please take off K and G bookclub from your side bar and change it to our new blog Rose and Thistle. we had to many problems with it and had to start all over. thanks have a great weekend.

Lucy said...

Mmm I love the idea of banana cookies - they make a fun change to banana bread. They also look dangerously addictive!