Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Lacy Oatmeal Cookies

Happy New Year everyone!! I can just feel that this year is gonna be a good one! While visiting the Gruwell family in New Orleans, Missy mentioned she'd been looking for recipe from her childhood for lace (oatmeal) cookies. As soon as she said it, I craved them really bad!! So has soon as we got home - I found 3 very different recipes on - one that needed heavy cream, another needed corn syrup... So I pretty much chose the recipe that needed all the ingredients I already had at home. I liked this version - they were thin, crispy, and somehow just chewy enough! I held this cookie in front of the sun, so you can see how it looks like lace. So Missy, if you're out there give this one a try... (or I can email you the other 2 versions as well). Enjoy!

1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cover baking sheets with foil, then coat the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour and oat mixture until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart.
3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges turn golden. Cool, then peel cookies off with your fingers. Be sure to re-spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray between batches.

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