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choc chip banana

Gina

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 large banana, mashed

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars, mix until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Next, add the banana. Beat well.

Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or Silcone baking mats. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies