Friday, September 7, 2012

Recipe Swap: Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Time for another What's Cooking Recipe Swap and with it comes a pretty new badge (Thanks Coleen at Does Not Cook Well with Others for creating it!) and linky hop party (setup by our hostess Sarah at A Taste of Home Cooking) for instant theme browsing satisfaction!  How cool is that??

The theme for the week was desserts and given that my schedule has been crazy lately, I requested something simple.  Enter these cookies from Joanna at Newly Wed and Newly Cooking.  She's fairly new to cooking and blogging as her blog name would suggest.  In her notes accompanying the recipe, Joanna said it is an old family recipe that her mother or grandmother had found a number of years back.

I'm glad that she chose to share these with me because not only do they form a beautiful, delicate lacy pattern, but they're just plain addicting to eat.  This is a cookie like none other that I have tried!  Very unique!  They are extremely thin and crunchy...almost like a sugar candy.  The flavor is rich and buttery with a hint of chewiness and added nutty flavor from the oatmeal.  You could almost pop them in your mouth one after another as if they were potato chips...but don't do that unless you want to weight 10000 pounds!

I found that I preferred mine cooked only 5 minutes.  By the time they cooled enough on the pan to hold their shape, they got more toasty and caramelized than I'd like.  Some people might like this but I prefer a lighter colored cookie for the aesthetic value and still plenty of crunch.  Last but not least, this made A LOT of cookies...I think about 6 dozen.  So, to balk at temptation, feel free to halve the recipe.

I submitted the Macademia Lemon Bars and hope whoever received them enjoyed them as much as our guests and I did.  I'm pretty much drooling thinking about the buttery, tart goodness of that dessert...

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Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c oats (not instant)
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until well blended.
  3. Using a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon, drop heaping spoonfuls about 4 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes until lightly browned.  (As stated above, I preferred 5 minutes)
  5. Let cool a few minutes before removing from baking sheets.
Source: Unknown as submitted by Newly Wed and Newly Cooking


Lisa said...

I had them and I love them. I had to adapt them slightly due to a nut allergy, but they are SO good. The pan disappeared quickly.

I am going to have to try this recipe soon. They look wonderful!

Dawn said...

I used to eat these as a kid but never thought to make them-they look fabulous! I can't wait to try them :)

Unknown said...

These look fabulous! I've always wanted to try making these!

Joanna K said...

Glad you liked them! As I said, I think my mom got the recipe from her mom, but we have no idea where it originally came from. They're some of my faves!!

CRS said...

These look delicious!

Janie said...

Those look so gorgeous!! Wow!

Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday :)