• 1 banana (mashed, or unsweetened applesauce.)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine banana (or applesauce), molasses, brown sugar, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat until well combined. Add dry ingredients, beating again until well combined.
  Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto a large, ungreased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until the tops of the cookies are well crackled and just slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool. Makes about 34 cookies.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.