Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Banana Nut and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

We had over ripe bananas, or B-nanas as Dancer use to call them, and didn't feel like banana bread so we whipped up a couple of batches of yummy banana cookies. I like the banana nut ones best and the kids like the banana oatmeal best. Make both kinds and be your own judge.

Banana Nut Cookies

1/2 cup butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup nuts - we like pecans

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat. Mix mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. Mix banana mixture into butter mixture. Combine rest of ingredients and stir into butter banana mixture just until combined. Bake 11 -13 minutes until golden brown at 350 degrees.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup banana mashed
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nuts and oatmeal together. Cream butter and sugar add egg. Stir in vanilla, lemon juice and banana. Add dry ingredients and stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes until they are golden brown.

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