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oatmeal cookie question

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I got yummy real oats to make cookies with; now I see all the recipes I have call for quick oats. Can I not use real oats instead? won't it taste better? Or will it be a big disaster. Thanks!

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  1. I make a lot of oatmeal cookies and never use quick oats--you should be fine.

    1. My absolute favorite oatmeal cookie comes from right under the lid of Quaker whole oats. Definitely use the whole oats-- they're way better.

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      1. re: Procrastibaker

        Ditto. That's my favorite recipe. I grew up on it and am planning to make a batch next weekend. I always add golden raisins and sometimes walnuts.

      2. Just don't use steel cut oats. They won't cook sufficiently if used in a cookie recipe and you'll have hard bits throughout.

        1. By all means use the whole oats for your cookies; if for some reason you want a less "oaty" texture, though, you can pulse old-fashioned oats a couple times in a food processor for a quick oats equivalent.

          1. I just made a recipe of oatmeal cookies this morning that called for quick and I used old-fashioned with no problems.