If you are looking for an easy way to make oatmeal cookies at home, Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie mix is one of the best solutions. In spite of their somewhat bleak taste, these oatmeal cookies from a bag allow you to be creative when it comes to improving their taste. So, how to make Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix better?
To improve Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix, consider adding shredded coconut or coconut flakes, cocoa powder, vanilla or almond extract, raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, sea salt, or caramel chips. Adding some of these will give oatmeal cookies a more homemade taste.
The fiber and sugar content of oatmeal cookies makes them a healthier alternative to regular cookies. However, if you want to make them more to your liking, check out the following text, where you can find some tasty ideas.
What to Add to Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix?
Betty Crocker oatmeal cookies are easy to make, yet they may require some extra ingredients to become more flavorsome. Here are several suggestions on what to add to the mix.
Shredded Coconut or Coconut Flakes
Coconut matches well with any oatmeal cookie mix. It enhances the flavor of the cookies by giving them a subtle yet exotic aroma.
To make coconut oatmeal cookies, I like to add flakes or shredded coconut to Betty Crocker mix before blending it with butter, egg, and water. Once everything is blended and ready for the oven, bake it according to the recipe written on the packaging.
Vanilla or Almond Extract
Adding vanilla or almond extracts to the oatmeal mix is always a great idea. It is a simple yet effective way to make your box cookies taste and smell more like homemade cookies. Just add a few drops to the mixture before baking and enjoy the delightful aroma these extracts create.
To give your oatmeal cookies a subtle chocolate flavor, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix. Blend it, and then add a stick of butter, one whole egg, and a tablespoon of water. The cookies will turn out slightly darker, with a delicious cocoa aftertaste.
Adding a tablespoon of milk to the Betty Crocker mix instead of water is another simple change that can improve the taste of the oatmeal cookies. It will make them chewy and soft. However, milk contains a certain percentage of fat, so since the recipe already includes butter, you might consider some healthier alternatives such as almond, soy, or oat milk.
Chocolate chips are a welcome addition to any biscuit, and oatmeal cookies are no different. To turn plain oatmeal cookies into a real treat, add either dark, white or milk chocolate to the Betty Crocker mix before mixing it with bitter and egg. The chocolate will melt while baking, and the cookies will come out of the oven crunchy and creamy.
You can keep it classic and add chocolate chips only, or you can combine it with raisins, nuts, coconut flakes, or cocoa powder.
Raisins and oatmeal are a good combination in general, so add them to a Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix. The chewy and fruity flavor of raisins will make cookies sweeter and slightly tangy. The contrasting textures of the oatmeal and raisins create a satisfying chewiness that makes oatmeal cookies with raisins a popular choice.
If you like the oatmeal cookies’ texture with raisins but find them too sweet, add cranberries to the mixture instead. Cranberries are still chewy and fruity, yet have a more tangy flavor and less fructose.
Aside from that, cranberries in oatmeal cookies make a great combination with white chocolate. So, while at it, throw some white chocolate chips into the mix.
Nuts or Seeds
Although oatmeal cookies already have a slightly nutty flavor, consider adding some actual nuts or seeds to enhance their taste and texture. So, consider adding finely chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, or sunflower, sesame, or flax seeds.
Cookies with nuts or seeds are a good choice if you are frequently exercising since they contain healthy fats and fiber that provide you with sustained energy. They are even more efficient if you combine them with healthy fruit sugars, like ones in raisins or dried cranberries.
Adding caramel to oatmeal cookies can be a delicious way to enhance the flavor and texture of the cookies. You can do that by adding caramel chips or chopped caramel candies to the Betty Crocker mix. As with chocolate, the caramel will melt while baking, giving you chewy, crunchy, and creamy cookies.
Since oatmeal cookies have a pretty neutral flavor, sea salt will make an interesting addition to the mix. A pinch of salt compliments the nuttiness of the oatmeal flakes. To make it more interesting, consider adding it to cookies with caramel or dark chocolate chips — the salt will also enhance their aroma.
Improved Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 Cookie Sheet
- 1 Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
- 1 cup Butter (Softened, not melted)
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 1 Egg
- ⅔ cup Dried Cranberries
- A Pinch of Salt
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until soft dough forms.
- Take a spoon, and drop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and make 22 pieces.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Cool the cookies for about 5 minutes, and then remove them from the cookie sheet. Enjoy your oatmeal cookies!