Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Marsha's Oatmeal Raisin Banana Nut Cookies

Okay, you've all asked for the recipe, and this is easier than writing it out:

[nuts and raisins optional]

Oatmeal Raisin Banana Nut Cookies

1 tsp salt
3 cups sugar - 1/2 white, 1/2 dark brown
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 cups smashed bananas - I freeze mine if I don't have any soft enough, freezing overnight does the same thing as leaving them to sit for 3 days.
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup softened or melted butter
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla

Mix all together.

Slowly add in :
5 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups oatmeal - quick cooking, but not instant
1 to 2 cups raisins
1 to 2 cups chopped walnuts

Stir until all flour is incorporated.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop onto cookie sheet. Smash the scoops of dough down with your hand or a glass dipped in water - don't smash too far, you just want to spread them out a bit, these cookies don't spread like the ones with butter.
Bake at 375° for 10 to 13 minutes or until the cookies start to get brown around the edges.

Serve fresh from the oven with cold milk...