Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cooking with Kate...

Bwah ha hahahahahahahah!!! Can you hear me laughing about the title of this post??? Because I am...totally tongue in cheek since I don't do much in the cooking department these days...BUT I do have a great cookie recipe I thought I would share!!!

My first job after graduating from college was as a nanny to cousins. I still recall those days with Lee Grace and Jack with fondness...sweet children, lucky nanny...not a bad gig, I have to say. I got a bonus with their silver tongued, witty, excellent cook of a grandma. Very often she would show up with warm, freshly baked cookies...and while I haven't mastered her particularly high level of culinary genius...this recipe, one of the regulars on her list, is pretty hard to mess up! It is a great way to use over-ripe bananas...which is exactly what Lia and I did today. Grandma Eleanor...we did you proud!! :-)

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup shortening (I use butter flavored cri*sco)
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup chopped nuts, raisins...or our favorite, chocolate chips

Heat oven to 400. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat until well blended. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 1 1/2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar while still warm.

yield: 4 dozen cookies



Anonymous said...

HEY!!! I can't get on your other blog! How do I become an "Invited User"? Aunt C.

Jodee Leader said...

Those look delicious!

Jboo said...

Wow -- those sound yummy and a good use for old bananas! Could I add some chocolate chips -- really need some chocolate in there!! Have a good Sunday! Why does Monday roll around so fast!?!!


Rachel said...

The cookies sound yummy! I think the chocolate chips would make the cookies - I put it in all my banana bread.

I can't wait until you get back your camera. I miss your pictures!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These look great....I will print out the recipe and make them with my Christmas cookies!!

I have a couple recipes coming this week too....I cooked all weekend!

Hope you have a great Monday!


Heather said...

Oh, I could so use those right now:) Delish!


Colleen said...

I am so making these!!!! Mnnnn yummy!

Chris and Deb said...

oh these sound yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe....I think we are going to have to try these! :) With bananas and chocolate....those are two winning combinations with Sophie!

Michelle said...

Oh, they look yummy!! We have something in common: I was a nanny for my cousins right out of high school (during my summers in college). Although they were cousins, I didn't really know them until I went to live with them. I got to live some exciting places and make some wonderful memories. Unfortunately, I don't have any yummy recipes to share, though. :-)

Laura said...

Looks Yummy!!! We'll have to try them this weekend!!!


Shelly and Family said...

What a great and easy recipe...that I am so going to have to try...! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

That looks soooo good. Great shot of it too! Bailey has been cooking this morning too... behind my back! I will have to post on the crazy ingredients soon!
Big hug to you!!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

YUM! Did you take that picture???

Jennifer said...

They look GREAT!! I have to try them. With that title, I was expecting a picture of you in an apron!


Erin said...

Everything I love rolled into a cookie! Yum!