Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Cooking Light; Makes 2 dozen
1/2 c mashed ripe banana (1 medium)
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c butter, softened
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 large egg
5.6 oz AP flour (~1 1/4 c)
2 c old fashioned oats
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c bittersweet chocolate chips
cooking spray (or silpat)
preheat oven to 350 F
combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. add egg; beat well.
weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl, stirring with whisk. add flour mixture to banana mixture and beat on medium until well blended. stir in chocolate chips
drop batter by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet with spray or silpat. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, or until golden (mine were perfect at 16). Cool on pan for 2 minutes and then cool completely on wire racks.