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Leftover Oatmeal Cookie

Leftover Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies will make you rethink your position on leftovers, a perenially unpopular food category. They are buttery, tender, and chocolatey!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies

Equipment

  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • silicone baking mat

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (dark or white chocolate) or dried fruit of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl. Beat the softened butter with the brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl. Beat the softened butter with the brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add the leftover oats to the wet ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt) into the wet ingredients. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips or dried fruit.
  • Use a medium sized (2 tsp) cookie scooper to scoop cookie dough ont to the prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake cookies 12-15 minutes in the heated oven until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until fully cooled.

Notes

These delicious snacks disappear quickly and never linger long enough to truly test how long they can last. In theory, however, leftover cookies will keep for several days in an airtight container.
Keyword chocolate, cookies, oatmeal
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