Oatmeal Packet Cookies: If you’re like us, you love those huge boxes of flavored instant oatmeal packets from the local membership warehouse. They’re fun, convenient, and contain enough pseudo-food to satisfy a small army. If you’re in the mood for cake mix cookies, check out here.
Unfortunately, there’s always some flavor in the boxes that no one in the household will eat. Packets of the unwanted flavor accumulate endlessly, taking over the kitchen cabinets and eventually sprouting vermin.
Until now, that is. Using our recipe, you can recycle the unloved oatmeal packets into a steaming plate of unhealthy, sugar- and fat-laden cookies.
If your family doesn’t like these, tell the lazy ingrates to get off their rumps and make their own darned cookies.
|Prep Time||Bake Time||Makes||Category||Cuisine||Method|
|15 Mins||10 Mins||24 Cookies||Cookies||American||Baking|
This is the classic Oatmeal Packet cookies recipe for any special occasion!
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 6 packets flavored instant oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients except flour and oatmeal packets.
- Stir in flour and oatmeal packets. (The mixture will be sticky due to the milk. If you prefer crisp cookies to chewy ones, eliminate the milk. If you like your cookies chewy and cakey, add an extra tablespoon of milk.)
- Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Smash the balls down to a thickness of about half an inch.
- Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool on cookie sheet briefly, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 4.6g – 6%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g – 13%
Cholesterol: 17mg – 6%
Sodium: 123mg – 5%
Total Carbohydrate: 17.1g – 6%
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g – 3%
Total Sugars: 8.1g
Vitamin D: 3mcg – 16%
Calcium: 28mg – 2%
Iron: 1mg – 4%
Potassium: 47mg – 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These are so quick and fun to make just about any time someone has a Cookie Crave!! Thank you!
Can these be made with rising flour instead of all-purpose flour?
Hi Lois, Yes, you can. If you’re using the rising flour instead of all-purpose flour, omit the baking powder.
I used my apple cinnamon packets and added some more milk and cinnamon. Came out soft and very delicious!
I used 4pks of maple instant oatmeal. I didn’t have baking soda so used 1.25 teaspoon of baking powder and added raisins. They turned out great.
I only had unflavored packets but added cinnamon and more sugar and brown sugar and vanilla. I also had to add another tablespoon of milk. They are amazing!!
Very good! I added some raisins and a teaspoon of vanilla! My instant oatmeal packets were of various flavors…I used them all…very fun cookie! Hubby can’t stop eating them…I may have to hide some!