Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Want a SUPER EASY, totally yummy cookie you can make for all the
end of school year parties and graduation festivities you will be attending?
Then you HAVE TO try these
two sticks softened butter
3 c. oatmeal
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Fold in oatmeal one cup at a time. Drop mixture by level teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. (This is NOT a recipe than can be altered. About the only thing you can add to this is finely chopped Almonds. Other nuts have far too much oil in them.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are thin and golden brown. (Every oven is different. Just make sure they get browned a little all over)
Allow to cool slightly before carefully removing from sheet.
Place cookie sheets side by side, do not stack cookies sheets in oven.
Makes about 100.
I usually get about 70 cookies from this recipe.
Wanna know what I do with them?
I try to get them to be very round by using a small cookie scoop to shape the ball before putting it on the cookie sheet to bake.
When they are cool, I get two of them, and spread a thin layer of NUTELLA on one side and sandwich them together...
can you say NIRVANA?
Make them small and bite sized and you can get a ton more out of the recipe.
Make them bigger and as soon as you get the out of the oven, turn a small glass bowl upside down and place a warm lace cookie over the top of it. When it is hardened, you will have a COOKIE BOWL!
OR roll up a warm lace cookie around a one inch dowel and slide it off when it's cool and you can fill it with a lovely, lightly sweetened whipped cream! Perfect hollow too, right beside a wonderful steamy cup of coffee!
Mangia Bene!
Enjoy! Ciao!

1 comment:

angela said...

I am craving all that sweet stuff! I am going to have to start baking!