Kitchen Scrap Cookies

Like Merchant Ships has posted a recipe that I can’t wait to try out:
Kitchen Scrap Cookies, using leftover oatmeal, along with almost any leftover bit of a snack that your toddler leaves on the floor. Well, she didn’t mention the floor, but that’s where I find all of *my* toddler’s leftover snack scraps. 😉

Kitchen Scrap Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. cold cooked oatmeal
  • 1-1/4 c. flour (using 1 cup WW pastry flour makes a crisper cookie)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. bkg. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • At least 1 cup leftovers such as chopped apples, raisins, coconut, etc. Meredith says she has tried breakfast cereal, bananas smeared with peanut butter, chopped apples, a dollop of jelly
  • Up to 1 additional cup uncooked oats, rolled or steel cut

Cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sift flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon. Add to wet mix. Gently combine batter with cooked oatmeal and add-in’s. The finished batter should have a semi-stiff consistency, or stay rounded as you drop the teaspoons on the sheet.

Bake at 350* 12-15 minutes on lightly greased cookie sheet until edges are browned. Enjoy them now–there won’t be any leftovers from these.


  1. Mama Squirrel says:

    They’re good! I’ve linked to both your post and Merchant Ships’.

  2. awww…shucks. so what *am* I supposed to do with all the floor food? I feel sure we could feed several starving families in India with the scraps I find on the floor.

  3. Just to clarify, no floor food! I mostly mean the three untouched apple slices on the plate, the end of the box of raisins, the last scoop of oatmeal from the crockpot–not anything that’s actually been touched by spoon or hands. Although I think baking would probably kill the germs : )

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