Monday, July 27, 2015

Cookies, Oatmeal Peanut Butter


Here at Living Prepared my focus is to be able to live comfortably along with eating well in a long term ‘Grid Down’ disaster scenario which I believe would be the worst kind of disaster we could face.

Today I made a batch of Oatmeal Cookies, a simple and quick recipe all from my long term stored foods.

Makes about 50 cookies.

3 cups rolled oats
2 cups whole wheat milled flour
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1¼ cups water
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt

In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients together.
Then add and combine in all the liquids.
Drop a rounded heaping tablespoonful onto an lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake @ 350f degrees for 18 minutes.


  1. bahahahah! OMG! you brought such a smile to my face to see you! you have such a beautiful smile and beautiful eyes! we loooove oatmeal cookies around here but have never had them with peanut butter in them - we'll give these a go! this a great recipe on it's own - but imagine being able to make such delicious treats during a blackout, storm or if it hits the fan - and all from our store food!

    oh thank you so much - i am sick as a dog from bugbites - swollen glands and all - then i had to go out to a party/dance on friday and another dance on saturday night. i am bushwhacked and such - but seeing you and your delicious cookies will heal me up better than anything!

    thanks buddy! sending much love! your friend,

    1. Well thanks, glad I did and you feel that way but then again you are sick right now!

      I still remember all those people stuck in New Orleans after Katrina and no help for weeks for some of the residents. No water, no electric, no sewer, no lights. They were totally unprepared and relied on the government to help them. Well that’s not my plan! 

      To get the best results out of stored food I personally feel we need to have the smallest possible variety of long term stored foods otherwise meal planning can get to be too complicated and wasteful. Being able to make 4-5 different cookie recipes, 3-4 sweet rolls and doughnuts, 3-4 pasta sauces etc from a minimal variety of stored foods makes the most sense. More on this later.

  2. Mike,

    Great picture, and good looking cookies. You're a brave man to put your face up on the web. Bless you!!!
    Thanks for sharing your peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe with all your friends :-)

    1. It's Kymbers fault, she made me do it. :-)
      The cookies are easy and good try a batch and taste test. You may prefer more or less peanut butter, it's easy to adjust to suit your taste.
      How's Bull Dogs neck coming along?
      I'm thinking hard about making videos so my face will be all over them anyway. I'd like to clean up the topics, rewrite, update and organize them. Big job ahead.

  3. Great to have a face to the name after all this time!! Send a few of those cookies our way, will ya? :)

    1. Lisa Next time I will, these are spoken for :-)

  4. it's a good thing to be able to make something sweet out of your long term storage. We bought a bunch of number 10 can's of pudding that you just add water to and then beat, doesn't even have to be chilled. But it's full of sugar so I can't eat much of it. I used to really detest raisins, but we got several pails of those and over the years I've actually gotten to the point where I like them now.

    1. Food storage doesn't have to be complicated, just needs to be easy to prepare and taste good including deserts. Lord knows the mental strain we'll be under if ever forced to eat long term stored foods.

  5. Mike some folks would say its comfort food but for folks with type 2 diabetes know it can be a must. Nice to see a portable pop able energy food that I am sure taste great. Add some nuts and raisins and press flat it would pass as an energy bar or trail bar.

    1. People with diabetes and high blood pressure need to store appropriate long term foods to minimize the need for prescriptions if possible.

  6. Recipe is on the "to do" list for this week, thanks! (Psssst, not to be in ingrate, but you still working on a Sandies recipe???). So, besides getting your mug on the front page of your blog post, what else can Kymber make you do? :)

    1. I have been working on the Sandies but not there yet. I think it is more technique than the recipe. Right now I going to try cutting the dough and freezing it then pop them into the hot oven.
      Kymber can always make me smile :-) :-)

    2. That might do the trick. I've done that with an "Almond Joy" cookie recipe and they stay together nicely and almost the same shape as a sandie.


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