A Fun Way to Eat Oatmeal
Oatmeal on a Stick
Oatmeal Cookies: Here is what you’ll need: Assuming you have been married thirty years and the heavy-duty mixer bit the dust. And the cheap little Black’nDecker works fine, but two of the beaters broke a spoke.
Start with a big mixing bowl. Whisk four fresh, raw eggs. Add a cup of sugar. Brown or white. Soften in the microwave in a microwaveable measuring cup a stick and a half of butter (broken, then stirred) for 22 seconds. Add cooled butter to the sugar and egg mixture. Add a package of Pilsbury Pumpkin Cake mix. And more cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Have fun. Sprinkle away. Brush spilled cinnamon off your shirt. Those newly opened spice jars can be tricky to get off the glued paper seal. Dump in oats---old fashioned or quick. Four cups or more. Mix. Dump a cup of raisins out on the counter or table top and pick through them to remove any offending little stems or debris. Add raisins to the cookie dough if you like raisins. They are good for you. A good source of iron, you know.
Now you are ready to bake your cookies. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place a spoonful of cookie dough on your cookie sheet spaced at least two thumb widths apart. Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes or until done. Test for doneness by pressing the hot cookie lightly. If it springs back, its done. If your imprint stays, cook a little longer. Store cookie dough in a buttered baggie in the freezer and carefully cut chunks of the dough to bake a fresh batch. Or, cook up the whole batch and freeze the cookies you do not plan on consuming in the next few days.
A sweet neighbor gave me a tub of Otis Spunkmeyer’s breakfast cookie dough. Since I was unable to find more of the dough at the grocery store, I decided to make my own.
Chocolate chips and chopped nuts would be a good addition to these cookies. And they can be mixed with basic bowl and spatula, so good for guys living on their own without a lot of huge kitchen appliances. You do need an oven, however. Even a little toaster oven is needed to cook cookie dough. It will not work in the microwave, sorry.