Almost every afternoon at half past three
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.
OATMEAL LACE COOKIES
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.