Monday, June 28, 2010

MSM ~ Oatmeal Sinful?

You know I make desserts for each weeks for the neighbors & also make cookies for the church to hand out to the new visitors. Money is SUPER tight this month so I'm using what I have on hand. Oatmeal is something I usually buy in bulk and usually cheap and easy to use in so many recipes! So of course this is not the most healthiest recipes I've shown you, but do like me and give them away and if you're good have one :).
3 yummy recipes :)
Oatmeal Cookies from Joy Of Baking

Oatmeal Cookies:

1 cup (110 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)

3/4 cup (170 grams) unsaltedbutter, room temperature

1 cup (210 grams) packed light brownsugar

1 largeegg

1 teaspoon purevanillaextract

3/4 cup (105 grams) all purposeflour

1/2 teaspoonbaking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon groundcinnamon

3 cups (260 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup driedcranberries, cherries, or raisins or 1 cup white or darkchocolate chips(optional)

Preheatovento 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) andline two baking sheets with parchment paper.

To toast nuts: Place nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop into pieces.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 - 3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, bakingsoda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in the nuts, oats, and dried cranberries or chocolate chips.

For large cookies, use 1/4 cup of batter (I like to use an ice cream scoop) and space the cookies about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the baking sheet. Then wet your hand and flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers so they are about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick. Bake the cookies for about 12 - 15 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on thebakingsheetbefore transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

Makes about 20 - 24 large cookies

ALEXIS NOTES: I didn't have nuts so I skipped that part. I had some dried cranberries left from a recipe I didn't make so I threw those in :). These went the Church but usually I switch out the Whole Wheat Flour but I didn't for them :).


Tasty Trailmix Cookies by

3/4cup all purpose flour
1/2cup whole wheat flour
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1cup brown sugar
3/4cup sugar
2large eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2cups old-fashioned rolled oats, quick cooking
1/2cup shredded coconut
2cups trail mix, coarsely chopped

[1] Mix first 6 ingredients in bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until mixture is fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in oats and coconut. Stir in trail mix.

[2] Using an ice cream scoop, form dough into balls and place on cookie sheets and place in the freezer until firm. Take out and place in a large ziptop bag. Af.fix cooking label and place back in the freezer
ALEXIS NOTE: I also made these for the church and split with the neighbors. Next time I would add a little more flour they were a little runny. The trail mix I chopped up but it had a lot of raisins not my fav. Also the cook time was a little long for my oven I cut out about 2 minutes. The neighbor agreed with me loved them with out the raisins & nuts.
My last was a little for me I was craving something and new I had oatmeal and a can of pumpkin on hand and you know how I love pumpkin :). This was so freaking good I had to cut it right up and take it to the neighbors :0.


1 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. quick oatmeal
1/2 c. butter

Mix and press in bottom of 9"x12" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


2 c. canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 c. canned milk
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger

Mix and pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


1/2 c. pecans
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar

Mix and sprinkle on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more.

ALEXIS NOTE: I used the whole wheat flour and it was delish. The topping I tweaked a little bit. I didn't have pecans and wanted to add a little oatmeal in the topping. So I added some oatmeal and so whole wheat flour. Next time I'm going to cut the brown sugar in half because it really didn't need it. The rest was sweet enough. Also the canned milk I used condensed milk.


  1. Mmmm, Pumpkin hit a nerve there.

  2. I love oatmeal cookies and pumpkin anything. There's no canned pumpkin in the stores around here because it was a bad crop last year or something. *wah*

  3. Yeah poser a way to use oatmeal. Loved seeing your helper. Have an amazing day.

  4. They all sound yummy! I love baking with my girls but I'm saving these ideas for when it's not so hot out. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Those all sound wonderful! The oatmeal cookies sound especially good to me!

  6. i'm not a big fan of oatmeal.. but those cookies do sound great!

  7. Oh I just fell in love!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  8. Nope those are goofy ears I am wearing.. I got them on my honeymoon. It was fun..

  9. The condensed milk is what helped make is so sweet. So if you use regular canned milk next time you might want to use all the brown sugar. Condensed milk is like liquid sugar....

    I made oatmeal cookies this weekend too!!
    But with lots of raisins. I love raisins.

  10. wow this looks very tasty mmmmmmmmm

  11. you must have a heart the size of texas, girl. When things get tight...I'd say something's gotta give and that'd probably one of them in my book. God bless ya'll@

  12. Yum....all those sound delish. I'll be making the pumpkin for sure and trying the trailmix cookies...with nuts and raisins:) I'm finally back to exercising this week. Actually did 2 days last week out of the 3, it kicks my butt so much though. Writing an update this week!

  13. I love the addition of cranberries in the cookies! I discovered how delicious those were last year!

  14. I love the fact that you are using what you have. You can't go wrong with oats.

  15. I gave you an award!

  16. Ooooo all of those sound awfully good. Any chance you could ship me some of those pumpkin bars? YUM!

  17. Yum...all those recipes sound good...but I want to try the last one.

  18. I happen to have a can of pumpkin sitting in my cupboard right now... And I was wondering what I was going to do with it? Dare I? =) I've been SO good keeping my weight in check this pregnancy, but man, all these recipes you post are making it hard. So far I've not succumbed to the pressure (my own of course) to make any of the recipes yet, but this may be the one. Cause, you know, I HAVE to use that can of pumpkin that's just sitting there in the cupboard!

  19. You have the sweetest soul in the world. You still give and give in your situation, you will be blessed for sure!
    These recipes, except for the pumpkin bars, because you know I don't care for pumpkin (the one thing we don't agree on), all sound absolutely wonderful!!!

  20. Girlie that is so good all of it ;)

  21. Those are some great recipes. Thanks and of course you are already using pumpkin!


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