Did you ever have any leftover oatmeal that you just didn’t eat? Well I ate some for breakfast at a diner today and had about a cup leftover. There was cinnamon and a few raisins in there too. So while my intention was to eat it the next day, I thought that it would be much more fun to try and turn it into a cookie and see what results I would get!
Well the experiment was a success! Enter the leftover oatmeal cookie!!!
It has a cake cookie consistency to it, less dense than a scone, but could have easily become a muffin. I did not want the oatmeal & raisin texture, so I used an immersion blender to smooth it out.
Oh how I love to repurpose leftovers!
1 cup of cooked oatmeal
1/4 cup raisins, soaked or cooked in the oatmeal
1 stick room temperature butter
1/4 cup of milk
1 tbsp baking powder
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tbsp molasses
Start by cooking some oatmeal with raisins as you normally would. Set aside to come to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl, add in the oatmeal mixture, light brown sugar, softened stick of butter, sugar, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla extract, eggs, molasses, and lemon zest.
Using an immersion blender, basically pulverize the mixture to make a smooth batter. I did not want the texture of oatmeal in this cookie at all. Nor did I want the raisins whole.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt & baking powder. Then add them to the batter a little at a time, incorporating it throughly. You can use a hand mixer or simply mix by hand with a wooden spoon.
Spoon them out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. They will not look perfect when you do, but the tops will round out.this cookie does not spread.
Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes until golden brown.
I made a little simple vanilla icing for them just because! but you can top them with anything! Buttercream frosting would be great! Or even chocolate dipped!