Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  • Yield: 4 dozens

'This is a childhood favorite. My grandma would always make these cookies for my sisters and me. She would call the chocolate chips 'chocolate bitties.' When I make these cookies, the way my home smells really brings back the memories of my grandma. She passed away last year at the age of 99.'


3/4cup solid vegetable shortening
1cup sugar
1 egg
1cup mashed bananas
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon nutmeg
2cups quick oats
1cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Mix shortening, sugar, egg and bananas well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

—Ann Langenfeld, Burns, OR