March 14, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filed under: Cookies,Recipes — pyjamasandtea @ 3:56 pm
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Anyone who knows me might recognize this recipe, and be grateful to see it here since it signals a return to the more-normal “me”.  The me who bakes.  The me who eats cookies.  I haven’t baked very much these past few months, but in anticipation of the move, I pulled out an old fave.  I can’t wait to feel like baking again.   Baking is everything that is good in my life.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • ¾ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • 1-¾ cup Quaker Oats
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon (can Use Less If You Don’t Like Cinnamon)
  • 2 whole Bananas (ripe)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips, Semi Sweet  (This is an approximation.  You can use 1 1/2 cups.  Or 2.  😉

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

When wet ingredients are thoroughly combined, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix everything together well. (I love it when you can just add the ingredients without mixing them in a different bowl.)  Then add your mushy bananas and your chocolate chips, just stirring until combined.

Drop large balls of dough onto lined cookie sheets.   Make sure they are spread apart with about 2″ between them.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies start to turn slightly brown at the edges. These are best served warm with a nice tall glass of milk!


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