Add any leftover treats you have in the pantry to make these Oatmeal Trash Cookies!

Lady Behind The Curtain - Oatmeal Trash Cookies

I named these cookies, oatmeal trash cookies because I used up the my leftover chips, nuts, toffee bits and dried cranberries.  Don’t know what to do with that last 1/2 cup?


Lady Behind The Curtain - Oatmeal Trash Cookies

These oatmeal trash cookies are moist and full of flavor.  I love sweet and salty together and that’s what these cookies deliver.

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Oatmeal Trash Cookies

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-11-17T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 minutes 2017-11-17T00:15:00+00:00 Serves Makes 26 large cookies     adjust servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, crushed
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix until fluffy.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour baking soda and salt.
  5. Add to the butter mixer, mix until well combined.
  6. Add oats, pretzels, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, toffee bits, dried cranberries and walnuts.
  7. Mix until well combined.
  8. Using a ice cream scoop place 6 cookies per cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain



Oatmeal Trash Cookies — 10 Comments

  1. I’ve made cookies along these lines before…called Compost Cookies. Gotta love clearing out those little dribbles of odds and ends from bags. Love that you were able to throw in the kitchen sink in these 🙂

  2. I made these tonight! My four year old insisted we didn’t NEED to put pretzels in it (translation: SHE didn’t want PRETZELS in HER cookies) so we used macadamia nuts instead. I can’t WAIT for the oven to finish baking them! They look fantastic!

  3. yummy!!! I’ve seen versions of these with names that shall not be mentioned on your family friendly blog :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! you are a faithful linker! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

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