What can I do with Cream of Wheat? I have had this box for a few years and yes, it’s time to throw it out. But remember, I’m thrifty. I don’t like to throw away food. How can I use this up when I really don’t like Cream of Wheat for breakfast? Cookies may be the answer!!!
When I need to find out how to use something up…I Google it! I found a few recipes for Farina Cookies. But, I wanted to make them a little more healthy and without so much flour. So I looked in my pantry and found oatmeal and flax meal. Score!!! I just knew I could make a good cookie with those two ingredients along with the farina.
But, can I make the cookies without flour. I started with a universal cookie type recipe. and substituted ground oatmeal for the flour. While I was mixing, I just knew it needed a little flour in the mix to make it work. So I added a little flour to the mix.
The verdict? They came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. Not overly sweet and a little grainy in texture due to the farina and ground oatmeal but a nice change of pace cookie.
So try them out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup ground oatmeal
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tst salt
- 1/2 cup farina
- 2 tbs ground flax
- 3/4 cup of powdered sugar-for rolling cookies
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg.
Add ground oatmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, farina (or cream of wheat) and flax meal.
Scoop with 1 tbs cookie scoop to form little balls.
Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
Dip in powdered sugar when still warm.