Last week I decided to make some overnight crockpot oatmeal. I thought I had all the ingredients but I was missing cinnamon and brown sugar. I decided to wing the recipe with honey and pumpkin spice I had in the cabinet. It was a huge success but WAY too much for the hubs and myself. I decided to put the leftovers in the fridge and warm it up later, deep down knowing that would never happen. So instead of letting it become a science experiment, I decided to make cookies. Once again, I changed and winged the recipe.
The cookies have a slight sweetness to them. They are cake like. Like a whoopie pie consistency. They are super duper addicting and excellent with tea and coffee. Overnight Pumpkin Spice Apple Oatmeal
2 tbsp butter
4 apples peeled and cut into small pieces (I used Fuji apples)
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp pumpkin spice
2 cups uncooked oatmeal
3.5 cups water
Break the butter into small pieces and with one piece wipe down the sides of the crockpot. Put the remaining butter in the bottom of the crockpot.
Place the apples on top of the butter
Sprinkle the pumpkins spice on top of the apples
Pour the honey on top of the spiced apples
Add the oatmeal on top of the honey and apples
Add water. DO NOT MIX!!!!!
Cook on low for 8 hours and then mix before serving.
Now for the cookie recipe! Leftover Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cups shortening
1 1/2 cup leftover oatmeal
Preset oven to 375
Mix dry ingredients together
Add shortening, eggs and oatmeal to dry ingredients
You will have to use your hands to mix. The dough will almost be bread-like. It is VERY thick and dense!
After completely mixing all the ingredients together, scoop out dough and place on a greased cookie sheet.
*my first batch I used a tablespoon and the cookies were kind of big. They do not spread out, so if you want, half way through you can press them down a bit but they will not run. I used a teaspoon for the second batch and they were a good size.
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes (my oven runs hot so it only took 13 minutes)
Fix a cup of tea and enjoy your cookies!