Banana Oatmeal Cookies

"We had these at the neighbors house and my kids kept sneaking back to the cookie jar! Great combination of a beloved classic."
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Ready In:
24-30 cookies




  • Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cream shortening and add sugar beating until mixture is light. Add egg and blend well. Add banana’s, quick oats and raisins. With this mixture combine flour mixture and drop by tsp onto cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 15 minute
  • *Oil can be used to replace shortening*.

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  1. MTpockets
    I had a few bananas laying around that were over ripe that I wanted to use up so I came to zaar and combed through some recipes in search of something new to try. I've never made banana cookies before so this recipe got me curious. When I took my first bite of one of these fresh from the oven it was like eating a bite sized slice of banana bread. They had a light cake like texture and they tasted fantastic. I will definitely make these again. The only change I'd make next time around would be to cut back the salt to 1/2 tsp because I thought the salt was very noticeable and they were a bit too salty for my taste. I also adjusted the bake time to 12-13 minutes rather than 15. Very good cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing!


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