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These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are hands down the best banana flavored cookie I've ever had. Not only are they are moist and simmer for days, they are unmistakably banana-y.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana can be one of these flavors that could get lost once you bake with this. It can be really subtle taste. It always bums me out once that occurs, because I really like the taste of banana. And thus does the hubs.

When great flavored banana treats come together, we move a little mad for them.

These biscuits make the list of banana things to go crazy for. With no doubt.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

And they're so moistthey practically melt in your mouth. Additionally, with both oats and banana inside them, they're basically healthy, right? And perfect for breakfast!

Making them is just as simple as eating them.

You've got the typical suspects -- butter, brown sugar, white sugar, an egg, vanilla and mashed bananas. You start by mixing all those lovely ingredients together.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I must warn you. The smell of the mixture -- with all the banana -- is intoxicating. The hubs was in the kitchen which makes the dough with me (we made a deal that included him baking with me) and we both had to work hard to not put our faces, or even a straw, right in to it.

You then add all the dry ingredients (which usually means you simply use one bowl -- yay!) And combine it all together!

To bake themspoon about a tablespoon of dough and make a thick disk, as opposed to a chunk. They spread a bit when baking, so don't place them too close together. Bake them for about 10-12 minutes for a nice, moist cookie. So yummy!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

1 additional thing I love about this recipe is where it came from.

My grandma (my dad's mom) passed out in 2008. After I started baking a lot a couple of years ago, my uncle gave me her cookbook that he'd had and didn't use. I've had it on my list to create several her desserts since.

It was a convention for my grandmother to make them each Christmas! She gave everyone a huge tin of these, which was quite an effort with 6 sons.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I know precisely how much of a feat it was! My goodness. She left them with a traditional gaufrette iron that goes over an open fire. My father and I had them around the stove. They cook very fast and you need to be exact. Too little time and they sort of disintegrated into iron. Too long and they burnt to the iron and we all had to scrub it out.

My father was pouring the batter and removing the biscuits, I had been operating the iron, the hubs was timing things. It took a number of attempts to get it right, but they had been so excellent! I've tried to make them on my own and it never works. I'd really like to share the recipe, but the dang irons are all so tough to find. And expensive. Sooner or later, I'd like to just earn a hop over to here cookie cutter with the same gaufrette flavor.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

For today though, I am sharing these biscuits. I don't think I had them when she made them, but they are from her book.

It's such an enjoyable recipe book to look through, too. There are many handwritten pages, including clippings and newspaper recipes that were taped into the publication. I really like the way they used to compose recipes in the newspaper -- they had the man who filed it's title and cute little tales. It is so enjoyable to browse ! What a different time on earth!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Anyways, I don't really know where this recipe originated from. The newspaper appears like it was on a flier from their square dancing band or something (they have been big into square dancing). It is definitely from West Virginia, where they lived.

In any event, I'm so happy to finally talk about a recipe out of her novel with you! I made a couple of adjustments to make them thicker and puffier and they are delicious. There will be more to come out of her recipe book, but for now enjoy the banana.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies


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3/4 cup salted butter, softened (I use scatter Butter)

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp cornstarch


1. Mix together egg, brown sugar, egg, sugar, vanilla extract and mashed bananas until well blended.


3. Stir in vanilla.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Spoon tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten dough just a little bitinto thick discs. They will spread a little when boiled.


7. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes, then move into cooling rack to finish cooling.

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