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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"My mother and I made these cookies quite often when I was a young girl. When I married, she passed on this recipe to me."
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Ingredients

25 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas, oats and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

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Most helpful positive review

YUMMY!!!! Turned out having a "cake" like texture, really moist & good. I did add about one cup of raisins, & didn't have any semisweet chocolate chips, so used the white chocolate chips I had i...

Most helpful critical review

Just an OK cookie. Nothing special.

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YUMMY!!!! Turned out having a "cake" like texture, really moist & good. I did add about one cup of raisins, & didn't have any semisweet chocolate chips, so used the white chocolate chips I had i...

these are a gem of a cookie! packed with flavor and texture. I love a soft cookie, and these fit the bill. used black bananas and with the 1 cup of sugar, I loved the fact that they were not ...

This is a great recipe!! I used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter instead of butter flavored shortening. Also, I left out the cloves entirely (simply because I hate the taste). ; ) My on...

Soft cakey textured cookies and it made so many! Great to take along to the kid's playgroup for all to share. I replaced 1/2 cup of the oatmeal with 1/2 cup dessicated coconut. I deleted the cin...

I made this cookie to use up some bananas, and because I thought it would be easier to travel with than banana bread. They were moist and cake-like and so good. I did make a few alterations: 1/2...

I noticed as I was making these that the original recipe did not call for salt. I added 1/4 tsp. salt, used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 cup shortening, replaced the cloves with ground ginger, increas...

This recipe is one of the best uses of those ever present "Iamgettingsotiredofbananabread" over ripe bananas that I have come across lately. I followed the recipe save for using nutmeg in place ...

Very yummy. Kind of reminded me of just the muffin tops. I used only unsalted butter, since I didn't have any shortening, but it turned out great.

Some of the best cookies I have had in a long time. The bananas make them really moist and the chocolate chips give it a good touch... if you are looking for good cookies for a bake sale, showin...