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Oatmeal Banana Cookies

 Oatmeal Banana Cookies
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.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 375° for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks
  • to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 224 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.