Finally I decided to make some yummy oatmeal cookies. I opened up my cabinets to grab the ingredients and something caught my eye. Hmmm... I wondered if I could change some of the basic ingredients and still get a yummy cookie.
I could. And I did. Now this may have been done before, but I've not seen it anywhere so I present to you...
My secret ingredient? Instant oatmeal. Apples & cinnamon flavor.
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Prepare your favorite cookie sheet. I like to line mine with parchment paper. Non-stick and easy clean up.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter with granulated and brown sugars until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to to beat well. Side note: I like to make sure my eggs are room temperature when I bake with them.
In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture.
Mix together the apple & cinnamon packets and the sliced almonds.
Gradually add to mixture in mixer/bowl. Side note: At this point I change to a dough hook, but I could have just used a spoon to mix them in.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack.
I got about 60-ish cookies from this batch, but of course the amount you get will depend on the size you start with. I didn't do specific measurements, just winged it. They are so delicious right out of the oven. There is almost nothing better than a fresh out of the oven cookie!
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