I thought I would share another family cookie recipe with you all… If I am going to gain a zillion pounds from all the baking I will be doing this holiday season, I figure you should join me in the fun!
I have had a cookie swap party at my house for the past five years (this is the first year I had a virtual one, though, did you join us?)
This recipe is one that was made by one of the ladies at my 2005 cookie swap. They are yummy delicious and so light and crispy. I hope you enjoy them.
I experimented tonight and made them with some instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal instead of plain quick cooking oats. I also added 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Everything tastes better with almond extract.
Oh.my.goodness. SO, so yummy.
Can you see how thin and crispy they are? And yet, the little apple bits are chewy and sweet in there.
Just so you know, if you happen to break one as you are pulling it off of the foil, you must consume the evidence.
Here's the recipe. I have to go get the rest out of the oven now. They are calling to me…
Oatmeal Lace Cookies
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp four
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and oatmeal, mixing well. Drop by teaspoons onto foil-lined pans. Bake at 350F for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool before removing from foil.
*foil is important – parchment paper won't give them the brown crispiness. They just get chewy and beige. Oh, and they spread; a lot. So be sure you give them plenty of room to grow.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen. (unless you break a few)