Banana Oatmeal Cookies With Banana Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 17 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease baking sheet; set aside.
  3. Cream 3/4 cup Crisco and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed until well blended.
  4. Beat in egg.
  5. Add one cup mashed banana.
  6. Mix until creamy.
  7. Combine oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg.
  8. Stir into creamed mixture.
  9. Mix in one half cup nuts.
  10. Drop 2 level measuring tablespoonfuls of dough into a mound to form each cookie.
  11. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  12. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  13. Cool one minute on baking sheet.
  14. Remove to cooling rack.
  15. Cool Completely.
  16. For Frosting: Cream 2 tablespoons Crisco, 1/4 cup mashed bananas and lemon juice.
  17. Add confectioners sugar.
  18. Beat until smooth.
  19. Frost cooled cookies.
  20. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.
Most Helpful

These were very good! The banana taste really comes through! Easy, quick and the texture is cakey-like!! I'll make these again--the kids loved 'em!

Mishkapett March 04, 2003

These were pretty good. I thought the texture was a little weird--spongy--but I LOVED THE FROSTING!!!

spatchcock March 13, 2002

These were excellent cookies--despite the two mistakes I made!<br/><br/>1) I forgot to put in the vanilla (I know, who forgets vanilla?!?).<br/>2) I didn't have shortening, and used butter. I've not done this with an oatmeal cookie before, and discovered they are not tolerant of the change. I managed to keep them looking more like cookies and less like pancakes by using an ungreased cookie sheet and putting the batter in the refrigerator between batches. <br/><br/>I wish I had known this before I got too far in the process: <br/><br/>"If you need to, you can counteract some of the spread and crispness in the butter cookie with the addition of an extra egg. Whole eggs or egg yolks give cookies a cake-like texture. So try your favorite recipe with butter instead of shortening and bake a few of the cookies. If they turn out too crisp or too flat, add an egg and try again."

El Bee May 31, 2013