Crockpot Oatmeal…and Leftover Oatmeal Cookies

So I wanted to try making oatmeal in the crockpot.  I have never been a big fan of oatmeal, and I admit shamefully that I prefer the maple & brown sugar Quaker instant to anything I have ever made myself.  BUT I’m trying really hard to implement more GNOWFGLINS food choices into our diet.  So, I decided to try soaking oats/making oatmeal in the crockpot.  (I don’t think I actually did the soaking part right, but I’m working on it!  lol)  I didn’t have any steel cut oats, which apparently make a better flavor, so I just threw in two cups of Quaker oats, a generous handful of brown sugar, some cinnamon, and a dash of salt and a dash of cloves.  I added 2 cups of milk and 3 cups of water and set the crockpot to low for 8 hours.

This morning, the oatmeal was very creamy/gooey/mushy.  But it tasted pretty good.  For good measure, I put more brown sugar and some maple syrup on top (the log cabin natural kind with NO HFCS).  It was pretty good, but Tristan wouldn’t touch it.  So, I had about 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal left over.  This happened to be the EXACT amount I needed to make the oatmeal cookies I found here.  (she got it from cooks.com)

Here’s the recipe:
Leftover Oatmeal Cookies
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c sugar
2/3 c shortening (I use butter)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups cooked oatmeal

Sift dry ingredients together.  Add shortening & eggs and beat until creamy–about 2 minutes.  (It does eventually become creamy!)  Stir in oatmeal.  Drop onto greased baking sheets and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.  Makes about 4 dozen.

The cookies turned out really yummy.  I added raisins to half the batter–YUM!  They are super soft and have a great flavor.  Love them.  I don’t know if I love them enough to brave the crockpot mess again…maybe if I have a liner.  😉

All in all, I think we could get used to oatmeal, especially if we get cookies. lol 

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