Recipe by Kathleen Constance
I had peanut butter, I had frozen bananas, I had oatmeal, I had raisins, and I wanted cookies. I just couldn't find the right recipe, so modified what I could find and came up with this one. The resulting cookies are pretty good, but are missing "something". I can't put my finger on it. If it was a savory recipe, I would say it needed more salt. Otherwise, I was pretty happy with them. They make a soft cookie with a good bite.
- 3⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mashed bananas or 4 medium bananas
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 3⁄4 cups oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts or 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup raisins
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, wisk together flours, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in oatmeal and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter and sugars. Add egg and banana and mix well.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients bowl and mix together thoroughly with large spoon. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, or raisins (I used raisins in my first batch -- didn't have either nuts or chocolate chips).
- Batter will be fairly wet, so put bowl in fridge for 15 minutes to firm up.
- Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough by teaspoons onto sheets. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on racks. (Note: return bowl to fridge in between baking.) Makes 36-45 cookies, depending on how big they are.