Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Recipe by Jenny White
This is a family recipe that’s been passed down. My mom always used to make a batch of these whenever we would go camping and my family and all the other campers would devour them within the first or second day. They’re definitely my all-time favorite cookie. =] I try to use really ripe bananas, so usually I freeze them until they’re black. Easy to mash with some added sweetness!


1 c shortening
1/2 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c mashed banana (about two medium)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 c flour
2 c oatmeal (i use quick oatmeal)
6 oz or 1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream shortening, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and banana.
3. Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
4. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
5. Bake 10-14 minutes. Makes 3-4 dozen, depending on size of spoonfuls.
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