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Aunt Missy’s Lace Cookies

I am letting my belt out another notch after baking up a batch of my aunt Missy’s delicate, buttery, caramel-y, thin and crisp lace cookies. They are out of this world and easy to make with what I bet is in your pantry. The mystery ingredient in these delicacies is oatmeal, which provides the texture, not the predominant flavor. My daughter and I , who consider a dessert without chocolate not worth eating, love these lace cookies – a huge compliment. I am going to try sandwiching a thin layer of chocolate between two of them to recreate my favorite Pepperidge Farm Brussel cookies from my youth –  I will keep you posted.

Aunt Missy’s Lace Cookies   

yields approximately 6 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1 cup sugar

2 Tbs. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 stick melted butter

1 beaten egg

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, sugar, flour, and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to this. Mix well. Line cookie sheets parchment paper.  Drop batter by 1/2 teaspoons.  Batter spreads so be sure to put far enough apart.  Bake 10 – 12 minutes, until golden brown.  When cool, cookies should peel parchment easily.

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