I wanted to make some big oatmeal cookies so I used my hamburger patty maker. They looked like those meat substitute burgers. Hence the name.
- 14 tbsp. butter (1 stick plus 6 tbsp.), softened
- 3⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Optional: 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 3 cups uncooked rolled oatmeal
- Parchment paper
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Burger patty press
Heat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugars in a mixer until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat some more.
Add the combined flour, salt, and baking soda a little at a time, mixing well and scraping down the inside of the bowl a few times.
Add the oatmeal and optional stuff and mix well.
Well, ya got three options here: boring regular cookies, bar cookies, and impossible burger cookies.
Boring regular cookies:
Most recipes call for tablespoon-sized balls of dough a few inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, then baking 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies are a light golden brown.
Me, when I make cookies I like to put a sheet of parchment paper on the cookie sheet first. When they come out of the oven, I slide the paper off onto a wire rack or the countertop. Cookies are really flimsy when they’re still hot and I’m a klutz, so the parchment paper cuts down on mutilated cookies.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased 13 x 9 casserole dish (no parchment paper. Duh).
Makes one great big cookie you won’t have to cut up because it will fall apart while you’re trying to get pieces out of the dish.
Impossible burger cookies:
Spray the burger press with nonstick cooking spray before each cookie; put on the parchment paper a lot more than a few inches apart (I can only fit one or two cookies per cookie sheet).
You’ll have to experiment to find the right time to bake the cookies, depending on how big your burger press is. Takes about 15 minutes with mine.
Makes 6 cookies, at least with my burger press. Only 6? Yeah, but they’re 10 inches across. Big enough for a naughty Aerosmith song!