These are the best cookies (beside chocolate chip) that you will ever eat!

Jenny

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Then add the mashed bananas, rolled oats and chocolate chips, mix until well blended.

  • Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto unprepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies from pan to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 147.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
This makes an excellent cookie. My mother used to make a cookie like this when I was a little girl. I can't remember if her's was as cake like but I think it was close. Either way, we really love these. I did a few things different. I replaced over half of the butter with applesauce and I used brown sugar as well as white and added in some walnuts for crunch. I think the applesauce, oatmeal, and bananas makes it a good cookie to give children. It's a little healthier than your normal chocolate chip cookie! Thanks Jenny! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2005
I know most banana cookies are cake like--thats the part of the recipe we liked. We didn't care for the way the spices tasted with the chocolate chips--maybe too much ground clove?? I may try this again and decrease the clove increase the cinnamon and maybe add some nutmeg. Read More
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220 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
This makes an excellent cookie. My mother used to make a cookie like this when I was a little girl. I can't remember if her's was as cake like but I think it was close. Either way, we really love these. I did a few things different. I replaced over half of the butter with applesauce and I used brown sugar as well as white and added in some walnuts for crunch. I think the applesauce, oatmeal, and bananas makes it a good cookie to give children. It's a little healthier than your normal chocolate chip cookie! Thanks Jenny! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
I revised the receipe. Instead of chocolate chips I have used dried cranberries and dried blueberries. Everyone loves the cookies. Another thing I have learned is cook all of your cookies on parchment paper and never melt your butter in the microwave. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
When I made these cookies I used 1/4 tsp nutmeg in place of the cloves. I kept the cinnamon the same amount. It turned out great they are moist chewy cookies. I took them to work and they were gone. I've had several requests for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2005
Yum! My family gobbled these up. I will make two changes next time: only 1/2 tsp. of cloves, and I will change the sugar to 3/4 white and 1/4 brown. They also freeze very well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
Pretty darn good! I only used 2 bananas and added about 3/4 raisins instead and they worked and tasted GREAT! Kevy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
Huh? I don't know what recipe some of these guys followed...these cookies are yummy! I always add more spices than recipes call for and since we're at a higher altitude I have to add more flour/oatmeal but these are really good moist and flavorful. A nice change. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2005
I know most banana cookies are cake like--thats the part of the recipe we liked. We didn't care for the way the spices tasted with the chocolate chips--maybe too much ground clove?? I may try this again and decrease the clove increase the cinnamon and maybe add some nutmeg. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
These cookies were great. Not bland at all. Healthier than your average cookie and the kids ( 1 & 3 ) loved them! Could use a little more sugar (but I like them the way they are) probably just a 1/4 cup more. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2003
These cookies were very disappointing. I made them twice because I thought maybe the first time I did something wrong. They weren't tasty and were cakey and almost like muffins. Nobody ate them. Read More
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