Banana Rum Coconut Cookies

  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. rum
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 oz)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place brown sugar, banana, mayonnaise and rum in a large bowl.  Beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended.  Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  In a separate bowl, combine flour and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk.  Stir in flour mixture into banana mixture.  Drop dough by 2 tablespoons onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Bake at 350 for 19 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.  Enjoy!