Confession: I am notorious for buying boxes of instant oatmeal packets, even though I have 2 or 3 boxes sitting in my pantry. I should know better, but I always fall for those pre-portioned packets of oats because I love them! As I stood there, staring at the plethora of Quaker Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal packets it hit me… why not create some Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies?
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 Quaker Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal packets
1 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats
10oz bag dark chocolate chips
In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
Next, add the dry ingredients to the batter (flour, baking soda, and salt). Mix on low and increase speed gradually. Beat until just incorporated and then add in the oatmeal and Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal packets. Beat for an additional 30 seconds or until the oatmeal is incorporated in. Lastly, add in the bag of dark chocolate chips. Fold the chips into the batter or mix on a low speed to incorporate.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour or until the dough is chilled.
When you are ready to bake the cookies, pre-heat the oven to 350F. Using a small scoop, scoop 12 cookie dough balls onto a large cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for 9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer them to a drying rack. The cookies will be soft when you transfer them to the drying rack.
Enjoy them warm or allow them to cool. They also freeze great!