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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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Serves 4 dozen cookies | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 10-12 minutes


1 C white sugar
1 C butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups rolled oats (quick, not instant!)
2 cups milk chocolate chips

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

2) In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth

3) Stir in eggs and vanilla.

3) Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into the creamed butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture.

4) Add mashed bananas, rolled oats and chocolate chips. Mix until well blended

5) Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto unprepared cookie sheets.

6) Bake for 10-12 minutes

7) Cool for 5-10 minutes on wire racks

**For a fluffier cookie, chill dough up to 30 minutes.

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Delicious! Cookies are big, fluffy and addicting! One full batch fills up the cookie jar.

Great change-up from my typical Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. I used 3 extra ripe bananas we had in the freezer, so the banana flavor was pretty good. These are very light and "cakey". When I made the bigger sized ones, my wife described them as muffin tops. I will make this for my annual Holiday Open House instead of my standard oatmeal chocolate chip.

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