Has anyone used packs of flavored instant oatmeal in their cookies instead of regular rolled oats? I was making cowboy cookies and didn’t have rolled oats, so I used 3 packs of maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal instead. They turned out really good!! I couldn’t find one recipe that had all the things I like in cowboy cookies, so I took inspiration from multiple recipes and made this one my own.
– 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
– 1 cup packed light brown sugar
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar
– 2 eggs, room temperature
– 2 teaspoons vanilla
– 2 cups all purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 3 packs maple & brown sugar instant oatmeal
– 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
– 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
– 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
– 1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1) mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy
2) add in eggs and vanilla and mix
3) combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and 3 packs of oatmeal
3) add in flour mixture to butter mixture a cup at a time and mix until just blended
4) stir in chocolate chunks and chips, walnuts, and coconut
5) used a large 3 tablespoon cookie scoop and scooped onto a parchment lined, dark cookie sheet
6) chilled cookies on sheet for one hour in refrigerator
7) pressed cookies down slightly with a fork
8 ) baked at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, one cookie sheet at a time
9) let cookies rest on sheets for 10 minutes before removing
The recipe made 2 dozen large cookies for me.
This was my first attempt at ever making my own cookie recipe, so I was thankful it worked out!
Edited to add – some recipes I saw called for 2 full cups of sugar. Some were 2 cups of brown, some were 2 cups of white, and some were 1 of each. Because of the sugar in the oatmeal, I reduced the white sugar down to 3/4 of a cup. 8 people have tried the cookies so far, and no one has thought they were too sweet. But I’m sure you could reduce the sugar even more or use low sugar oatmeal mixes.
Also, the cookies were a little crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. The best combination to me!
Thanks for all the positive feedback! Looks like a lot of you have tried this before, and I’m excited to try additional flavors too! 💕

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