A New Take on Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 8:49am
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pNow, I'm not Susie Homemaker, so someone else out there has probably tried this and just not posted about it./p
pI made oatmeal cookies tonight. But, instead of using plain oatmeal in the recipe, I used packages of the pre-packaged flavoured oatmeal, in this case, apple cinnamon. The kids didn't like the oatmeal to eat, so I thought I'd try it for the cookie recipe./p
pYou know what? They turned out great! Now, I'm going to try it with the peaches and cream pre-mix that they won't eat either./p
pI used exactly the same amount of the pre-packaged flavoured one as the recipe called for for plain oatmeal so they are maybe just a tad bit sweeter. But the good thing was that this way they were already pre-spiced as well./p
pBest wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 9:28am
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Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Excellent idea Cindy!
What brand of oatmeal do you use?
What is your recipe? Is it posted on the recipe board?
My children do not eat oatmeal, maybe I could try to sneak it into a cookie! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 10:05am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

You'd make Martha Steward proud! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I normally don't use those but we do when we go camping. I always end up with a few of those flavors left over; now I'll know what to do with them instead of dumping them. I just hate wasting food.

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 10:26am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Great idea, Cindy!
I get lots of compliments on my oatmeal/dried cherry cookies. Yum!
I've also used dried cranberries, but the cherries are the best of the two.
Happy cookie baking!

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 11:21am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

LOL! Well, as you know Cindy I *am* Susie Homemaker and the *rules* say that you're not supposed to use "instant" oatmeal in a recipe that calls for the quick-cooking variety. I guess I thought the planets would go out of alignment or something equally devasting would happen if I did ... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Good for you, discovering that it's OK to do it! You trailblazer you! I'll definitely have to remember that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2002 - 12:02pm
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Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

I'm definately not susie, but my mom is... I asked her what to do once b/c I didn't have the right kind of oats and also thought the planets would fall from the sky. My mother, the expert cookie maker of all cookie makers, says "Oh, I just use whatever's I have in the house, they turn out just fine." LOL
(She's also admitted to throwing out whole dishes and starting over again when something didn't turn out right- mysteries of the great cooks revealed...)

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 2:24pm
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Well, thank-you everyone! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] You don't know how happy it makes me to get compliments because for me to make cookies is well, quite the achievement in itself!
I use Quaker Oats and the pre-packaged mixes were Quaker as well. I'm not sure how the peaches and cream will turn out, but I know that the apples in the apple cinnamon came out really nice and moist.
Who knows, Cayley's Mom, I may have thrown the planets out of alignment, but you know me, I just wouldn't know it! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Seriously, they were excellent. I had used the recipe that was on the bag and I don't think I've posted it here before so I will come in after the week-end and post it.
Again, they turned out great and I know I will be trying it with the peaches and cream so I'll keep everyone up-dated.
These compliments have all gone to my head and I just feel oh so proud of myself (I know, I'm sick [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] ) And Going Nuts, as far as the Martha Stewart comment, well, hmmm, I'm not sure if I would make Martha proud or not, but if Cayley's Mom (self-confirmed Susie Homemaker) thinks I did okay, I'll take that, as well as all of the other compliments! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Now, I'm not sure how it would work with the mixes of Dino Eggs and Safari, but who knows, I'm not beyond trying.
Thank-you SO much!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 2:27pm
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Lam, your recipe sounds wonderful! Are you sharing? I really like the sounds the the cherry ones.
Oh, and Cayley's Mom, after using 10 packets (or is it 8?) of the pre-packaged apple cinnamon I still needed some quick coating oats to make up the six cups of oatmeal so maybe that's why they turned out okay?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 10:15pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Help yourself! I plan on trying your idea, too!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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