Nana's Special Oatmeal Cookies

Barbara Nazworth


These oatmeal cookies have been served to us by my mother since I was a child. I can't say it's an original, but no one has ever told me they make the same kind, yet. They hold a special place in my heart and they make me feel like I was a kid again.


★★★★★ 1 vote

75+ cookies
1 Hr
15 Min


  • 3 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 2
    bananas, mashed
  • 1 c
  • 4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
  • 4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 12 c
    old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
  • ·
    chocolate chips
  • ·

How to Make Nana's Special Oatmeal Cookies


  1. Beat shortening, sugars (brown & granulated), eggs, water, bananas and vanilla together til creamy.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture and blend well. Stir in Oats.
  3. Add nuts, coconut, chocolate chips to taste. More the merrier.
  4. Make mixture rolls about 2" wide by 6" long using waxed paper. You should have enough for 2 or more rolls.
  5. Refrigerate overnight. Slice while firm and bake in 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

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About Nana's Special Oatmeal Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #oatmeal

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