Friday, July 1, 2011

Oatmeal cookies made with pancake mix and mayonnaise

Oatmeal cookies made with pancake mix, and mayonnaise
Ever felt like having something sweet but nothing in the house? During these stressful times of economic struggle and depressed state, I have found that I enjoy putting my creative mind to work in the kitchen. I love recipes that use what you have on hand. I admit, I made this one up a while back.
The ingredients are simple really.
1 cup of packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar [or ½ cup pancake syrup]
1 tsp salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups pancake mix
3 cups of dry oatmeal
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp oil

This recipe calls for exact timing. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
You lightly grease your baking sheet.
Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Dough will be crumbly. If it’s too crumbly to stay in a ball the size of a walnut, you might need a few tsp. of oil mixed in. Drop from teaspoon onto cookie sheet.

I do a test run. That means, I bake just one cookie and see how it comes out. If it’s not done, I need to bake for a minute or two more. If the cookie spreads too far on the pan, I need to add a little bit more pancake flour. Better to do a test run than mess up the whole batch of cookies. Remember, this is supposed to be a fun time. Relax, your just making cookies. Patience is a virtue.

I like to spread myself out in the kitchen when I bake cookies. You can’t cool the cookies well on top of a hot stove. So, I prepare a place that is well covered [don’t want to burn counters etc] for placement of hot cookie sheets.

Bake cookies for ten minutes and also cool them for ten minutes before touching them. Otherwise they fall apart and you grumble and throw up your hands, and it’s not a pretty picture.

Who ever heard of using pancake mix in cookies? Me! You omit the eggs when using mayonnaise. Plus, oil, and a few other ingredients I do not remember.
Munch away!

1 comment:

  1. Tasty, we just made them, and they are great, cant wait to put them in the kids lunches!