Saturday, July 30, 2011

Banana Cookies: Foods Made for Family and Friends

If things are going as they are supposed to, I should be back to visiting your blogs today. Surgery Monday; in bed Tuesday; able to sit for a while Wednesday. That is my plan. If you are still not hearing from me, assume that I am fine but not quite ready to sit up yet. (Since it is Saturday, you will surmise that things did not go quite as I planned - today is my first day sitting up. I will spare you the blood and guts of it, but it was not a pretty week. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.)

These cookies were made for a friend who was just out of the hospital. I love to make these because they have the same flavor of a good banana bread without the v e r y l o n g cooking time, and they come in nice, portioned servings.

Banana Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla, blend well.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir into sugar mixture. Add mashed bananas, nuts, and oats. Stir just until blended.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto stone or greased cookie sheet and bake at 400F for about 12 minutes. Cook on rack.

11 comments:

  1. They look delicious. I hope you hurry up and get back on your feet very quickly now

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've never thought to make banana cookies. These look great!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing! Look delicious! gloria

    ReplyDelete
  4. Banana cookies!?!? How good those NOT be fantastic? Yum!

    Hope you are recovering well! Been thinking of you and sending well wishes up I-65! :) XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  5. So glad to hear that you're on the road to recovery. Sorry its taking a little longer than possible :( These are lovely 'feel better' cookies so why don't you get on that and feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like banana cookies...they are great with a glass of soya milk.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the flavor of bananas in baked goods. Sounds delish. Get well soon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I will bookmark the recipe ~ banana in cookies sounds great!
    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh yum! This look and sound delicious. Get well soon.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ciao Angela, I have to give it a go, I have all ingrediets!!!LOL

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm so behind in my blog reading. Sorry you've been laid up Angela. Hope you are back to 100% VERY VERY soon! Sending good wishes your way!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments!