This was another “Monkey” themed food we served at my daughter’s Monkey Party!
My grandma’s cookbook really does have some of THE BEST recipes in it. She gives each grandchild two of her cookbooks when they graduate high school to help them get started on their own. One of these cookbooks is dedicated purely to desserts, the other is for everything else! I have treasured these two cookbooks over the past years. I have it on my bucket list to try at least every single recipe in these cookbooks at some point my life time (I still have a LONG way to go! haha!) I remember as a little girl, my grandma and I would always make these cookies together…probably because she knew how much I loved them! It is also an awesome way to use up brown bananas!
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup shortening
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1 egg
- 1¾ cups quick oats
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Sift dry ingredients together
- Once dry ingredients are sifted, cut in shortening
- After shortening is completely cut in, add bananas, egg, and oats and blend together well.
- Spoon drops onto cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for 8-10 minutes
- Cream butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. You can add more milk or powdered sugar to get it to the consistency you want it.