Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 1/2 to 3 large bananas)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and continue to beat.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which will give the cookies their lift and rise.
  5. Mix the banana mixture in with the butter mixture.
  6. In another bowl mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and then slowly sift it into the banana/butter mixture. Beat until just combined.
  7. Fold into the batter the chocolate chips and the oatmeal.
  8. Drop in dollops onto cookie sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool on wire racks.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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