The Banana-Raisin-Oatmeal Cookies That Tops Them All!

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

I've had this recipe so long, I don't remember where it came from - either a magazine,or newspaper, but it is my daughter's favorite cookie to take to school for a birthday treat. They're really tasty,especially for banana lovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening or margarine with 1 cup of sugar.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Blend in banana and remaining ingredients: mix well.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

MEP! Delicious cookies! Easy to throw together, too. 400º sounded a bit high for cookies, but I followed the recipe. I did end up having to lower the heat to 375º first batch was over brown on the bottom. I threw in some chocolate chips and some coconut too. I will make these again for sure! Thanks for a tasty cookie! :)

canarygirl January 22, 2003

Tasty! They smell and taste like little banana breads! I left out the nuts b/c I didn't have any. I also used butter and found that they spread quite a bit. I don't know if it's b/c of the butter but it might be something to consider. They are very easy to make.

*Z* July 20, 2009

Neat recipe. I added walnuts and choc. chips instead of pecans and raisins, and omitted the nutmeg. This made exactly 3 dozen cookies. Next time I'll skimp on the sugar and add some baking powder - my cookies didn't bake up as much as I would've liked. Like another reviewer, I lowered the heat, as they browned quickly on the bottom, maybe due to the cooking spray on the baking sheet? Thanks for the recipe.

Musical Joy February 28, 2006