Banana Oatmeal Cookies II

Banana Oatmeal Cookies II

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"This recipe is as close as I can get to the delicious cookies my mother use to make when I was a little girl. Spicy oatmeal cookies with banana and walnuts."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 116 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 86 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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chefsupreme
3/14/2006

This recipe is a great beginning, but a few changes are necessary to make the cookies the type that everyone raves about: 1.Add a banana to the mush and a quarter-cup of oatmeal for more banana flavor, otherwise you barely get the taste . 2. Skip the cloves, add another teaspoon of cinnamon. 3. Add a 1/2-3/4 teaspoon of baking soda so that the cookies rise a bit, they don't in the original recipe. 4. Switch half of the white flour w/ whole wheat flour, it tastes the same and is much healthier. 5. Use white choc. chips!--huge difference, goes much better w/ banana taste. These changes make the cookies superb, and your friends won't stop asking for more!

meatball
1/30/2009

This deserves five stars. (And I'm stingy with giving out five star ratings.) The cookies are soft, slightly spicy, and absolutely delicious. I didn't have cloves so I used a bit of pumpkin pie spice and the results were fantastic. The cookie sheet was ravaged by my husband and I before the cookies even had a chance to cool. EDIT: January 29, 2009 I've been making these for a few years now and they are always awesome. I add a bit more banana and vanilla and some nutmeg and extra cinnamon- I like a lot of spice in my cookies. I have also used butter and margarine or a mix because of the whole trans fat thing. (No more margarine for me!) I have also added milk chocolate chips to half of the cookies for my hubby. Still a keeper after all these years! :)

naples34102
5/7/2008

This is a good cookie, it's just not a great cookie. Other than using butter rather than shortening I followed the recipe as written. This is not short on flavor, as the oatmeal, banana and nutty flavors are all prominent. It has a rustic, whole grain texture, not cakey at all, just that of a chewy oatmeal cookie. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, but it will never make a chocolate chip cookie move over.