I told Dad that these would not be normal Oatmeal Cookies, because I was making them for the "so-and-so" boys, and they can't have dairy. And he said that the chocolate was funny, but the cookie part was good. I think that that is praise(!) because he loves Oatmeal Cookies, and is kind of picky about them. =) Now to see what Mom says...
- 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup shortening (I used a little more than 1/2 c. Coconut oil)
- 1 cup white sugar (I used 3/4c)
- (I added 1/2tea Vanilla)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used chocolate chips instead)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Cream together the shortening and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, banana, oatmeal and nuts. Mix well.
- Add dry ingredients, mix well and drop by the teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10-11 minutes or until edges turn lightly brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in a closed container.
These are a few of the comments that I found helpful, but did not necessarily try:
~Mom said: If you put chocolate chips in, then you should leave out the nutmeg.
~Substituted half of the white sugar with brown sugar...added one tsp of vanilla, added lots of fresh blueberries!
~These cookies are amazing!!!! I divided the dough into 3 parts and baked one part just as the recipe states, added walnuts to one part, and mini chocolate chips to the other part. YUMMY!!!!
~The first time I omitted the nuts, added a bit more cinnamon, they turned out great, they stay soft forever. The second time I added dried cranberries and everyone at work loved them!
~I used ww flour. Instead of white sugar, I used a 1/2 cup of succanant with honey and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Also used 1/2 cup of butter instead of the shortening. Great.
~Love these cookies. I always add chocolate chips to get a fix for my chocolate craze.
(Good to know) ~These are fantastic. I used to beg my grandma to make these same exact cookies when I was little. We always made them with chocolate chips. On an interesting note, my grandmother told me that she found this recipe in the newspaper during WWII. It was a good recipe to send to the troops because it shipped well and did not use rationed goods.