Thursday, March 12, 2009

Leftover Oatmeal Cookies
Pippa loves oatmeal but we often have leftover (especially on the mornings when I'm not fully awake and mis-measure and end up making oatmeal for 6). A couple of weeks ago, I went hunting for a recipe that would use up the leftover oatmeal because it was so wasteful to throw it away, but no one wanted to eat cold, gummy oatmeal.
This cookie recipe turned out really well, with my usual modifications. (original is from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book)

2.25 cups of flour (I used all-purpose this time because we were out of whole wheat but would probably use half-half normally)
1/2 cup of wheat bran
1/2 tsp BS
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of cooked oatmeal (generous)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup of marg/butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1.5 cups golden raisins
3/4 cup of chocolate chips (substitute nuts if you prefer)

Mix the oatmeal, sugars, butter, honey, vanilla and eggs together. Measure out dry ingredients (I dump it into the mixer bowl but you can measure it into a separate bowl if you prefer) and mix together. Fold in raisins and chocolate chips. Drop onto parchment paper, bake at 300 for 22 minutes. Cool and store.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I always have leftover oatmeal as well, as the boys love it! Thanks for posting.