Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar

Fill the Cookie Jar!!!! How do you fill your cookie jar? I filled mine with Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies last month. My daddy loves oatmeal and raisin cookies so this is what I decided to make him. They were super delicious too! He made sure to let me know more than once.

So I decided to make this my contribution to this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar. To me, these are a perfect summer cookie, because my kids are home all summer, and aren’t these the perfect typical after school cookie? Except now they got to eat these all June ūüėČ

These cookies are just a basic oatmeal raisin cookies-with a special touch. They are loaded with sugary crispy rice cereal and corn flakes cereal. What’s not to love!?

This cookie dough is dangerous. Trust me. Do not taste it! Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you don’t have enough to make your cookies!

They are so simple to scoop onto cookie sheets too!

These might just disappear if you have kids in the kitchen.

Don’t forget to check out the other cookies from my fellow bloggers!

Happy baking!

Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 48

Per Serving 146 calories

Fat 5 g

Carbs 24 g

Protein 3 g

48


Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • one cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup frosted crispy rice cereal
  • 2/3 cup corn flakes cereal
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 2 cups raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat well.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat in the flour mixture. Add the cereals and mix well. Add the oatmeal and combine well. Stir in the raisins.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, spoon the cookie dough onto cookie sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes until just golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet one minute before carefully transferring to a rack to cool.

*Recipe derived from the back of my Market Pantry Old Fashioned Oatmeal carton.

 

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies – #FillTheCookieJar

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Tonight I set out to make some cookies my dad would enjoy, but it turns out my kids enjoyed them just as much, if not more. They may have actually dubbed these their new favorite cookie.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

June’s theme for Fill the Cookie Jar (join the club here!)¬†is Father’s Day-cookies your father would love. My dad loves a soft oatmeal cookie with plump juicy raisins. And oatmeal IS full of fiber.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I decided to put a twist on the basic oatmeal raisin cookie however and aimed at a cowboy oatmeal cookie-you know, with all the mix-ins. But I added rich, creamy chocolate hazelnut spread with sweet flaked coconut and heart healthy chocolate chips.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Best. Decision. Ever.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The cookie dough alone-oh my! Do not bake these when you are hungry! You may have to dig out your fat pants.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And without further ado, here is the recipe! And don’t forget to look below for more Father’s Day favorites.

Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 44

Per Serving 171 calories

Fat 8 g

Carbs 23 g

Protein 3 g

44


Nutella Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp, plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups, plus 3 Tb quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350¬įF
  2. In a stand mixer combine the two sticks butter with the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the Nutella and mix until combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour baking soda salt and baking powder and whisk lightly. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Add the oats chocolate chips coconut and raisins and mix just until combined, scraping the bowl if needed.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with the silicone mat drop the dough by heaping tablespoons leaving space between each cookie about 12 cookies per sheet. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingers. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until light golden brown around the edges.
  6. Cool two minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Stored tightly covered at room temperature.

*Recipe derived from Quaker.

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

It’s¬†February! Are you¬†ready for your¬†Valentine? My little Nicolas is ready. He inhaled these cookies as much as my Peppermint¬†Double Fudge¬†cookies! He even insisted on taking the red cookies to¬†Auntie’s house. And of course, he has already asked me to make more.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

 

Which I plan to do…next week. I’ve been crazy busy in the kitchen with #TripleSBites. But of course, I couldn’t miss out on this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar.¬†It’s essential to have cookies in the house at all times! It just is. At least, according to my children.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Now these cookies! Oh my! I literally researched what makes¬†red velvet RED VELVET!¬†You know, it’s actually NOT chocolate? It’s buttermilk and vanilla and red food coloring (or beet extract) and a touch of cocoa powder for brightness.

I made these cookies so spot on that my friend Laura told me she felt like she had just eaten a donut. And these cookies may need a warning label: *Consuming Chewy Red Velvet Cookies during office hours may lead to extreme hyperactivity or random bouts of hysterical laughter.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

I don’t know what made them this way, but I think I shall almost call them “happy cookies”!

Oh, and don’t tell the kids, but I added oatmeal for fiber and texture and DARK chocolate M&Ms for antioxidants. ūüėȬ† They will never know they are good for them!

 

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Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup quick oats, milled
3 Tb cocoa powder
3 Tb buttermilk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), just slightly softened
2 large eggs
1 Tb red food coloring
1 Tb vanilla extract
1 Tb milk
1 11.4 oz bag dark chocolate M&Ms, divided
Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F.

Combine the unsalted butter and sugars in a stand mixer. Cream together and light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, red food coloring and vanilla.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, milled oats, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and buttermilk powder. (I used my NutriBullet to mill this to a perfect powder.)

Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Stir 3/4 cup M&Ms into the remaining flour mixture and add the cookie dough.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Mix well with a wooden spoon. (Using a stand mixer at this point will crack the candy shells, so use a spoon.)

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Using a cookie scoop, spoon onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Add additional M&M candies if desired.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

*At this point you will want to hide these cookies from your children. Otherwise you may not have any to bring your friends for Valentine’s Day.

 

Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Enjoy Valentine! Look below the recipe for more cookies from my friends!

 

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Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 40

Per Serving 164 calories

Fat 8 g

Carbs 24 g

Protein 2 g

40


Chewy Red Velvet Monster Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus¬ģ: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus¬ģ calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup quick oats, milled
  • 3 Tb cocoa powder
  • 3 Tb buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), just slightly softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tb red food coloring
  • 1 Tb vanilla extract
  • 1 Tb milk
  • 1 11.4 oz bag dark chocolate M&Ms, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine the unsalted butter and sugars in a stand mixer. Cream together and light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, red food coloring and vanilla.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, milled oats, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and buttermilk powder. (I used my NutriBullet to mill this to a perfect powder.)
  5. Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  6. Stir 3/4 cup M&Ms into the remaining flour mixture and add the cookie dough.
  7. Mix well with a wooden spoon. (Using a stand mixer at this point will crack the candy shells, so use a spoon.)
  8. Using a cookie scoop, spoon onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  9. Add additional M&M candies if desired.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  11. Store in a airtight container for up to 1 week.


Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

“My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of…” cookies? It’s July peoples and the time when we celebrate our nation’s birthday and freedom for all. And it’s another month to show off a new cookie recipe for Fill the Cookie Jar.

Patriotic cookies that is. And what’s more patriotic than American Apple Pie. In fact, just today one of our vendors at work¬†¬†brought us a fresh apple pie for the holiday. Guess I’m not the only one who relates apples to July 4th.

And comfort. I always think comfort when it comes to having¬†a bit of freedom. So what’s more comforting that a¬†Soft Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie!?! Think those Little Debbie’s packaged oatmeal sandwich cookies, but with a twist of apple goodness. Yep-yummy.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Therefore, I give you the Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie.

These cookies are finger licking delicious! Don’t argue with a 3 year old ūüėČ

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/4 cups butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
4 oz cinnamon applesauce
1 Tb black molasses
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt

Filling Ingredients:
1 container vanilla frosting
4 oz cinnamon applesauce
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Process the corn flakes and coconut in a food processor until they reach a fine crumb.

The corn flakes and coconut were added for my daddy. He loves a certain fast food oatmeal cookie and in these delicious cookies, they hide corn flakes and coconut. Needless to say, he loved these cookies!

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats and corn flake and coconut mixture.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cream together the butter and sugars in a standing mixer until light and fluffy.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Then beat in the apple sauce.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Slowly beat in the dry mixture until combined.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Scoop the cookie dough out with a large cookie scoop, placing the dough balls about 2 inches apart, onto a cookie sheet prepared with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Beat together the frosting ingredients, beating in the applesauce last.

Sandwich the cookies as you enjoy them, as the filling is soft and gooey. Store the filling in the refrigerator and the cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Makes 40 unfilled cookies or 20 sandwich cookies.

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Now get out there and celebrate our country-make these cookies!

Happy Independence Day!!

Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Number of servings: 20

Per Serving 419 calories

Fat 18 g

Carbs 61 g

Protein 5 g

20


Old Fashioned Apple Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus¬ģ: 11

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus¬ģ calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 Tb black molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For the Filling

  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • 4 oz cinnamon applesauce
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Process the corn flakes and coconut in a food processor until they reach a fine crumb.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats and corn flake and coconut mixture.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars in a standing mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then beat in the apple sauce.
  5. Slowly beat in the dry mixture until combined.
  6. Scoop the cookie dough out with a large cookie scoop, placing the dough balls about 2 inches apart, onto a cookie sheet prepared with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Beat together the frosting ingredients, beating in the applesauce last.
  9. Sandwich the cookies as you enjoy them, as the filling is soft and gooey. Store the filling in the refrigerator and the cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.

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3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies – Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Tonight was all about getting yummy food in my belly! You know those days where you can’t stop thinking about the same food until you finally get to make it? That was me today. I made a super zesty Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing for dinner. That was fantastic! I’ll share that recipe soon ūüėČ

But for dessert…I had to¬†stay¬†with the healthy theme of dinner, and I had already promised my boys cookies. But I didn’t have much time. And I wanted a sweet contrast to my tangy dinner, without all the guilt of sugar. I had a ripe banana lying on the counter and could only think how awesome it would be to find a microwave banana cookie recipe.

Yep, I’m one of those moms that gives her kids¬†cookies right before bed…yea, they are a bit spoiled. I’ve even been known to sneak into their rooms after I’ve put them to bed, with a piece of freshly baked brownies and given them a bite. Oh I know the Tooth Fairy is frowning on me right now!

So I found a recipe on Pinterest¬†for some quick Oatmeal Cookies made with just¬†2 ingredients-Banana and Oatmeal! So I added Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips. I mean, we have to go all out right!?!¬†And I only added 30 seconds to my¬†prep time ūüėČ

3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tb natural creamy peanut butter

In a large bowl mash the banana and then mix in all the ingredients really well to make a “dough”.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, portion the dough onto parchment paper or a heat proof pastry mat sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

Press the cookie mounds down lightly with your fingers.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Place the “tray” of cookies¬†in the microwave (I put mine on the wire rack) and heat on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Check after 1 minute. Mine took 2 minutes.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Remove from the microwave carefully and cool slightly before transferring to a platter to serve.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Makes 10 Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Yep, those are good.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Nope, I don’t feel guilty. Don’t forget the milk!

*For peanut allergies, omit the peanut butter. For a vegan option, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add a pinch of cinnamon.

3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies - Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 146 calories

Fat 5 g

Carbs 21 g

Protein 4 g

10


3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies - Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus¬ģ: 3

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus¬ģ calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tb natural creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mash the banana and then mix in all the ingredients really well to make a ‚Äúdough‚ÄĚ.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, portion the dough onto parchment paper or a heat proof pastry mat sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Press the cookie mounds down lightly with your fingers.
  4. Place the ‚Äútray‚ÄĚ of cookies in the microwave and heat on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Check after 1 minute.
  5. Remove from the microwave carefully and cool slightly before transferring to a platter to serve.

Notes

*For peanut allergies, omit the peanut butter. For a vegan option, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add a pinch of cinnamon.

Do you have a quick dessert recipe you’d like to share? Please comment!

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