Hermine's Oatmeal Cookies

Classic lace cookies (although I didn't know it at the time I wrote the book), these are chewy, delicate, and very addictive. Although they contain no nuts, the combination of butter, oats and brown sugar gives them a distinctly nutty flavor.

  • 2 1/2 cups instant oats
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Melt the butter and add to dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Add the egg and the vanilla.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a well-greased cookie sheet and flatten with the back of the spoon. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to brown. Remove from oven, let sit a minute or two and then remove from the sheet.  If they stick to the cookie sheet, put them back into the oven for a minute.

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The Gourmet Cookbook

Published: 2004
Editor: Ruth Reichl