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How do I turn a packet of oatmeal into an oatmeal cookie?

Asked by Ltryptophan (9105 points ) April 20th, 2012

So, I’ve got a packet of oatmeal. What do I need to do to quickly stick it in the oven and make it turn into a cookie? Any ideas on a recipe? Just borrow from existing oatmeal cookie recipes?

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marinelife's avatar

Use an oatmeal cookie recipe. Measure the amount of oatmeal in the packet and adjust the other measurements accordingly.

Ltryptophan's avatar

recipe I don’t like this recipe.

6rant6's avatar

You need some binder. Maybe ¼ cup four and an egg? 2 Tbsp water. 1 tsp Butter. Sweeten batter to taste. Cook on greased sheet at 350 for 12 minutes or so. Repeat as necessary.

SmashTheState's avatar

Don’t worry about proportions or recipes. The easiest way to do this is to pour the oats into a bowl, add a bunch of sugar, and a bunch of margarine. If you have any vanilla, add a splash. Mash it all together, then add enough hot water to soften the oats but still keep the dough you’ve created solid enough to ball up in your hands. Separate into whatever size cookies you want and bake on a sheet until the cookies are at the desired firmness. If you don’t have an oven, you can fry them over a hotplate.

That’s it, that’s all you need. They’re not amazing, but they’re edible, and I used to eat them all the time when I was broke and trying to get by on about $40 a month in food. I used to call them “welfare cookies.”

Blondesjon's avatar

Three words.

Marshmallows and butter.

creative1's avatar

butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, oats, vanilla, egg/s… Recipe will depend on how much oats you have. Consistancy should be really thick.

jca's avatar

I originally liked the “recipe” idea but then I realized that you have to remember that a packet of instant oatmeal probably has thickeners and sweeteners in it already. It’s not going to function like plain old oatmeal out of the box. You might need less flavoring and sugar if you use the packet.

submariner's avatar

Considering the amount of work involved, making just one oatmeal cookie is a waste of time. Whether you make 1 or 72, you’re still going to have to clean up when you’re done, so you might as well make a few dozen. Many supermarkets sell off-brand and/or bulk oatmeal. Buy a canister or bag of that stuff (it’s cheaper than the packets) and make enough cookies to share. Take your packet and have a bowl of oatmeal, or if you only like oats when they’re made into cookies or stout, mix the packet in with the other stuff when you make your big batch of cookies. Or make chocolate chip cookies and fortify them by adding the packet of oats to the dough (add it to the dry ingredients before you add the butter and eggs).

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