Sunday, February 26, 2012

Recipe: Soft Instant Oatmeal Cookies

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There's nothing quite like a freshly baked cookie, warm from the oven.
Some people like them crisp and crunchy, some love a chewy cookie and others prefer a softer cookie.
I was lucky enough to be sent some instant oatmeal packs from Nature's Path, as well as the other cereals, and I knew just what I was going to do with some of them! 
Make cookies, of course!

The Nature's Path Oatmeal comes in 3 flavours, 
Original which is simply pure oats with a pinch of sea salt
Apple Cinnamon which contains chunks of dried apple and a hint of cinnamon
Maple Nut which has crunchy hazelnuts and a delicious maple flavour. 

The individual sachets make for a quick and easy hot breakfast 
and the 50g portions are the perfect amount for a filling meal.
Just pop them in a bowl in the microwave with 1/2-2/3C of water, stir and cook for 75 seconds or so.
To make them extra creamy, cook them in a mix of milk and water, adding a dash of milk at the end.

They're the perfect base for whatever toppings you desire, or eaten on their own!

But, back to the cookies!
These cookies are the ultimate quick and easy soft oatmeal cookie that are the perfect base for any addition you want to make. 
I went the traditional route and added raisins to half of my batch, however, they work perfectly with choc chips, nuts, dried fruits or just about any other mix ins you'd find in a cookie!

Soft and Simple Instant Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
makes 1 dozen large cookies
or 2 dozen smaller cookies 

 1C plain flour
1C instant oats
1C brown sugar
2 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp bicarb soda/baking soda
120g butter, chopped
1 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 180*C. Line 2-4 baking trays with baking paper (depending on cookie size)
In a bowl, combine flour, oats and brown sugar. 
Dissolve bicarb soda in boiling water and set aside.
In a small saucepan, stir butter and maple syrup over a medium heat until butter melts.
Take off the heat and stir in baking soda mixture, pour into dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Roll heaped tablespoons (for large cookies) or heaped teaspoons (for small cookies) of the dough into balls, place 1 1/2 inches apart on the lined trays.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden, set aside on trays to cool completely.

And there you have it, a batch of delicious fresh from the oven cookies!
Try not to eat them all in one go ;)

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So tell me, 
What's your ultimate cookie like?
and what are your favourite mix ins? 

Kristy received Nature's Path products courtesy of Kadac Health Foods ( 

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  1. i haven't baked a cookie in gosh knows how long, i might have to change this now after seeing this.

  2. I think you'll definitely have to ;P Cookies are so easy and equally as delicious

  3. I love soft cookies. They're much nicer than the really crispy ones. These look fab :)

  4. I agree, soft cookies are my favourite - though, soft cookies with crisp edges are even better!

  5. Love oatmeal cookies! Makes me feel like I'm being somewhat virtuous while enjoying a nice, chewy cookie =p

  6. Haha, these ones were a hit! The batch disappeared by the afternoon! Also, if you don't have instant oats, they also work with rolled oats :)