Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Afternoon Tea

Almost every afternoon at half past three
I stop
for a cup of tea and a nosh

Sometimes it's just me . . . and a book
Other times I have company

The treats are almost always homemade!
No Oreos at Linderhof!

This week, a friend came over
We had a project to discuss

Tea . . . in the breakfast room

The Spode Blue Italian
Earl Grey tea in the Blue Italian pot
And . . . cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

We munched and sipped and got project work done.
That is always a good feeling!

I love the Oatmeal Lace Cookies
They're like oatmeal pralines -- sugary buttery cookie goodness
And they're easy cookies as well.
The ingredients are always in the larder.


1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 1/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 c. rolled oats
3 T. flour
1 t. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 375.    Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.    Set aside.

Heat butter and brown sugar in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently with a wooden or silicon spoon, until butter has melted and mixture is smooth.     Stir in oats, flour, salt, egg and vanilla.

Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie to allow them to spread.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, watching closely to prevent them from over-baking.     The lace cookies should be golden brown.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 30 seconds and remove onto racks to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life


Margie said...

Your blue transferwares are lovely and the oatmeal lace cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I have had them many times but have never made them. Yours look SO GOOD - how is a praline kind of flavor a bad plan, eh?

YUM! Thank you for the inspiration!!! : - )

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your blue and white, Martha. It always looks so homey and inviting. Your cookies look wonderful too. I can almost taste them and they would go great with a cup of tea. The recipe looks easy too which I like. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Sure wish I could sit and join you. Have a beautiful day.


Pondside said...

I always enjoy seeing the care you take with the everyday, Martha. I think it elevates the ordinary and adds immensely to every little experience - and you are inspiring!