May 17, 2009

Time for some baking!

I found this recipe on the blog Your Home Based Mom. I love her blog, she's crafty, creative, a great baker and cook. This blog is a pick me up every day!

This recipe came to her from the Orgeonian Newspaper. It did NOT disappoint!

I loved these, they were light, delicate, crispy and just enough sweetness. I want to try these as well in the fall with brown sugar and apple zest as well to see how they turn out.

But do make these, they are great to take to someone's house for a party or in to work, they have a lot of appeal.
Oatmeal Lemon Cookies

1 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C unsalted butter ( 2 sticks)
1 1/3 C granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp lemon extract
Grated zest from 1 medium lemon
1 1/2 C old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Into a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a stand mixer set on low speed, beat the butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy and light in color, 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary. On medium speed, add the lemon extract and zest and beat until blended. Slowly add the flour mixture, beating on low until blended. Add the oatmeal and beat until blended.

Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out some dough and roll it between your hands to form a ball (if the dough sticks to your hands, keep a bowl of cold water nearby and occasionally dip your hands in, shaking off the excess) Place the cookies, 2 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Place the reserved 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl alongside another small bowl filled with water.

Lightly dip the bottom of a flat glass in the water and then in sugar. Lightly flatten each cookie, refreshing the glass with every one or two cookies. Bake until the tops are just golden, about 12 minutes. Let the cookies firm and cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

NOTE: I placed some of the wet sugar on top of the cookies too so it had a sugary crust when they came out of the oven.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

These look great!