Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Cookies

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Have you ever had those days where you feel extremely anxious yet you  have no idea why? Well, today was definitely one of those days for me. I tend to either read or bake during those particular anxiety-ridden days. Today, I baked! However, as you all may already know, I like using  ingredients I already have around the kitchen. So in the spirit of using things accessible to me, I found these flavored Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets and made cookies! These cookies are magical!  Not only do I no longer feel anxious, I feel slightly healthy because they aren’t filled with chocolate.

Ingredients

1 3/4 C of all-purpose flour

1/2 C light brown sugar

1/4 C Sugar

1 1/2 tsp of baking soda

1 large egg

1 stick of unsalted butter

1/2 tsp of salt

1/4 C of roasted peanuts (chopped)

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 C of milk

2 sacks or single servings of Quaker Instant Oats (Maple Brown Sugar)

1/4 C of chocolate chips (optional)

1. Run! Quick! Preheat that oven to 350 degrees. No, don’t question me! Just do iiiit!

2. In a large bowl, cream the two sugars and butter until the cookie dough caterpillar seems ripened enough to leave the nest.

3. To the caterpillar-baby-cookie-dough, add the vanilla and egg; mix only until the ingredients are well incorporated. The time has come in the cookie-making process to add the flour, baking soda,  and milk! Gradually add the dry ingredients first, then start adding the milk.

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4. The mixture is almost done! Throw in the contents of the Quaker Oats packages, the peanuts, and chocolate chips (if you’d like) into the caterpillar-cookie-dough for the time has come for it to become a butterfly.

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5. Grease your cookie’s cocoon and bake anywhere from 7-9 minutes or until they become golden brown butterflies (or you know, the actual golden brown colors)

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*Cookie butterflies do not exist, I apologize if you believed your cookies would turn into them*

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