Thank you to those who offered feedback to my question about rubbery cookies.
I tried a different recipe today (Oatmeal Cookies #2, posted Jan 18, 1994 by
Kareema Dean). I kept in mind not to work the batter too much and to really
keep the baking to a minimum. The recipe called for baking 20-30 minutes. I
baked them for 15. This recipe uses bananas and I had three sad looking
bananas that were begging to be baked, so I doubled the recipe.
Critique: They still don't seem like cookies to me, but(!) while savoring
them I realized that they were like dense banana bread in a cookie form. If
you like banana bread, I'd encourage you to try this recipe.
I've moved up a notch on the learning curve. Thank you again!
Julie-Ann M. McFann