Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Now that I’m on my own I’ve grown to enjoy cooking. One of my favorite things to do is to go online, look up recipes and try them out. Usually when I look up recipes, it’s simply because I have a lot of random ingredients and somehow I need to put them together into something edible. And to be honest, some days it seems like an episode of Food Network’s Chopped. We have some noodles, tomatoes, beans…let’s throw in some chicken and make it a soup! This week, while trying to get rid of some bananas, I came across a recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies from which was delicious. Here’s the recipe along with an addition…cream cheese frosting!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 small very ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350°F while you are combining all the ingredients in the order that they are listed. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes (depending upon size of cookies). Note: the cookies may look a little more flat than normal cookies.

While the cookies are cooling, it’s time to make some frosting for the top. Here’s how:

Cream Cheese Frosting
6 ounces cream cheese
4 tbps. butter, softened
2 tbps. milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together with a mixer. Make sure that you wait until the cookies are cooled before you frost them. Now…invite some friends over, enjoy and let them tell you how delicious your cookies are!

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