Sunday, May 1, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, oats included

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar with shortening or margarine. Mix in egg, bananas, and vanilla.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until golden brown.

I am venturing out into banana cookie land!  Where the butter is half what it normally is.  And you know what?  We ate them up in a day.  When I realized how fast we ate them I was really surprised, and then when I opened up the oven the next day, I realized why- I left the last cookie sheet in there with cookies on it!  That happens to me more often than it should.  Oh well.  Try these cookies with your next mashed bananas.  They are low-fat-ish, but still good.

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