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Friday, June 29, 2012

Oatmeal packet cookies

Yes, yes, I know that I should do an update on our family.  But, it isn't going to happen at this moment.  I will do my best to get an update up before the end of today.  :)

I have been looking for a recipe for cookies (or something) to use up a ton of oatmeal packets that have been in my pantry way too long.  My pantry is so full of food that I could probably cook from it (and the stock pile in my freezer) for months.  I really need to get that stuff used up before it isn't usable anymore.  So, I finally found a cookie recipe today! :)  I am going to try it this afternoon...but I wanted to get it down so I didn't lose the recipe.


Ingredients:
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 6 packets flavored instant oatmeal
  • 1 c flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except flour and oatmeal packets. Stir in flour and oatmeal packets. (The mixture will be sticky due to the milk. If you prefer crisp cookies to chewy ones, eliminate the milk. If you like your cookies chewy and cakey, add an extra tablespoon of milk.)
Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Smash the balls down to a thickness of about half an inch.
Bake until light brown, about ten minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet briefly, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies