Friday, December 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Cookies - Day #9 - Lacie Oatmeal Cookies

Lacie Oatmeal Cookies 

Sometimes, you want a simple, elegant cookie!  These cookies are it!  Thin and delicate, these cookies appear to have a lace pattern...which is why I named them Lacie Oatmeal Cookies!  They are a great addition to your Christmas cookie tray!  They are a nice simple cookie to pair with all of the crazy candy cookies!

I am going to show you the basic recipe and then two ways to make them a bit fancier!

Here's What You Need to Make the Lacie Oatmeal Cookies:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats - you don't want to use the quick cooking kind for this recipe)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used light brown but you could use dark if that's what you have on hand)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted *optional - only if you are making option #2 or #3*

Now Let's Make the Lacie Oatmeal Cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine the flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt - set aside
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the white and brown sugar 
  4. Beat in the vanilla, milk, and honey
  5. On low speed, beat your dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined
  6. Using a small cookie scoop (or a teaspoon) drop batter onto prepared baking sheets, leaving a lot of space for cookies to spread
  7. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, watching closely so that cookies do not burn
  8. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for five minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely 

Options for your Lacie Oatmeal Cookies:

#1 - leave them plain!  They are perfect and simple! 

#2 - dip one edge of the cookie into melted dark chocolate

#3 - make cookie sandwiches by spreading a bit of melted dark chocolate of the bottom of half the cookies and topping with an additional cookie

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