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Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4 dozen

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

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 224 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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