Recently, I purchased a 2-lb. container of Quaker Oatmeal for only $1.50! I thought it was a good purchase since I’ve been meaning to eat more oatmeal for breakfast, and I’ve been wanting to bake oatmeal cookies. I played around and made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead using a Betty Crocker recipe while incorporating chopped bits of dark and milk chocolate. I was surprised by the lack of cinnamon in the recipe, so I added about a teaspoon of that as well.
The recipe also calls for chopped nuts. My plan was to shell and chop pistachios. However, stirring 2 cups of oatmeal into this batter took a bit more elbow grease than I was expecting, so the pistachios stayed in the bag. I’ll try and remember to buy pre-shelled chopped nuts for next time!
As usual, the recipe made tons more cookies than I could ever dream of eating, so I handed off the majority of cookies to the Afternoon Drive Crew over at 107.5 WGCI! I don’t feel too bad about sharing these cookies because they’re made of oatmeal, so that means they’re automatically healthy! Right?