February 20, 2015

Trader Joe's Oatmeal Cookies


There are a lot of delicious oatmeal cookie recipes but this is my new favorite.

I call these Trader Joe's Oatmeal Cookies because when I was in the mood the other day to bake the only oatmeal I had in the pantry was a box of individual oatmeal packs from Trader Joe's.  (You know, the kind you fix for breakfast when you are in a rush but you still want to eat healthy food.)

I used 3 envelopes, but any instant oatmeal can be substituted in this recipe.

This is comfort food at its best.  Crispy, delicious, slightly chewy in the center oatmeal cookies.


Trader Joe's Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oats

Soften the butter.  Mix in the sugar and brown sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Add to the sugar mixture.

Stir in the oats.

The dough will be slightly sticky.  Using a tablespoon form about 9 mounds of dough on the parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten each mound to about 1/3 inch thick.

As the cookies bake they will flatten out even more so make sure to space the cookies at least 4 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown.

Remove the cookies from the oven and cool for about 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Warning - these are addictive.   I think it is fair to say that the healthy aspects of the oatmeal offsets the not-so-nutritious butter and sugar (or at least in a perfect world that would be true.)  Enjoy!