Sometimes the best recipes are born out of creativity and whatever is sitting in your pantry. Over the weekend, after pirates had been played and the drum set rocked, Jake and I were left with a three-year old desperate for something to do. So even with groceries getting scarce and patience wearing thin, miss Adrienne and I took a trip down creativity lane. Luckily, we came out on the other side of a glorious cookie rainbow with these white chocolate, apple oatmeal cookies made with things we found in the pantry:
This recipe will make 12-15 cookies, depending on the size and consistency you prefer. They are also perfect for a health conscious office snack- set them out in the break room, I doubt you’ll bring any home.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened (for a healthier version, use unsalted butter)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 bag of white chocolate chips
2 packets of apple cinnamon instant oatmeal
1 small green apple, diced (or 1/2 a big one!)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in small bowl. Gently mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy (will be slightly grainy, do no over mix). Mix in dry ingredients, egg and vanilla. Add oatmeal one packet at a time. When mixture is cookie dough consistency, gently stir in apples and white chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet (we did HEAPING spoonfuls). Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350. Let cool and enjoy!