36 Reviews

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!

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Mishkapett March 04, 2003

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

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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."

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El Bee May 31, 2013

These are very very good!! Taste just like banana bread! However, they did not turn out like I expected. I thought they would be like an oatmeal cookie in texture with banana flavor. These are more cake-like or like eating a muffin top. I didn't make the frosting because the cookie is pretty sweet as is. I thought about making a cream cheese glaze and drizzling that over the top. These are a great alternative to the ordinary banana muffin or bread. Great recipe will be making again!!

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chwild September 01, 2011

Very good cookies...had left over bananas and didn't feel like making banana bread or cake. Added milk and white chips to half the batch and made the rest according to the recipe. Very good cookies. The oatmeal adds a nice texture to the cookie.

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ransomhouse April 16, 2011

These were really good! I made them for grandparents who are watching their sugar intake so i used splenda 1/2 a cup of brown sugar. I also used becel butter instead of crisco. Really good!!

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Stucky March 28, 2010

Just what I was looking for!! Thanks for posting Christine. Happy New Year!!

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AnneHas2 January 03, 2010

I rather disliked the texture of these cookies. I did half a batch exactly according to the recipe and another batch replacing the Crisco with vanilla flavored yogurt. I liked the taste of the cookies with the yogurt better, but the consistencies of both cookies was "spongey" like another reviewer commented, and rather dense. I was excited to use my riped bananas for the recipe, but I do not think I will be making this again, sorry.

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Barbell Bunny June 15, 2009

We liked these cookies...the consensus around here was that they tasted just like banana bread. I didn't make the frosting, but I doubled the recipe and added a 12 oz bag of mini chocolate chips. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly for the cookies.

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Marne March 13, 2009
Banana Oatmeal Cookies With Banana Frosting