Monday, January 4, 2010

Lemon Oat Lacies

Cookies remind me of my school and college days. I would wake up in the early hours in the pretext of studying. The entire house hold would be quiet and I remember pouring over my books squinting my eyes and laboring to keep it open. Sleep, the temptress wouldn’t give me a moment’s peace. Upset with the mounting pages in front of me and the sleep that keep me away from it, I would pace around the room. Having tried washing my face a couple of times and pacing around the room to shoo away sleep I would take to my last resort. I would stand up from my comfortable chair and walk down to the kitchen.
There, I would make myself some coffee and grab a pack of Parle G glucose biscuits and tread back to my work station. I would sit down and gobble up all the biscuits and coffee and very few of those pages on my text :D. So, that’s how my relationship with cookies/parle G biscuits started and it continues to make me nostalgic and satisfied. I don’t eat them anymore to ward away sleep but sit on my couch and enjoy them with a cuppa and look out into the distance when the pastry teases my taste buds and keep me company.
The first cookie I ever made was the nan cuts way back when I was in my teens. Later, I made cakes but not so many cookies as I am doing right now. I wonder why! They are far less time consuming than making a cake or pie and yet I have never tried baking them at home. Now, my husband is hooked to them. We find store bought cookies to be very sweet and he is thrilled I am baking them at home. I tweak the sugar to be just right for our palette and eat them guilt free.
I hope you make a habit of making your own cookies and tinning them. Its quite therapeutic too you will learn soon :)whatever!

Lemon Lace Cookies
Ingredients:
Butter softened - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 2 c
Quick rolled oats(Quaker) - 3 C
Grated Lemon peel - 1 T
Vanilla - 1t
Powdered sugar / confectioners sugar

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Add remaining ingredients except the powdered sugar and mix well
3. Cover and chill for 30 min
4. Heat oven to 350 D F
5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet
6. Press with bottom of glass dipped in powdered sugar
7. Bake 12-15 min or till edges are light brown
Cool 1 min remove to wire rack
Cool completely
Sprinkle with sugar, I use a tea strainer. You could also use a salt shaker with powdered sugar

Recipe: Courtesy M (my friend)

Contributor: Sunitha

50 comments:

  1. looks gorgeous..like little drops of snow dust..

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  2. I too have the same relationship with cookies..Even now I cant have evening tea without cookies.Right now I having my tea with cookies..
    Your cookies looks wonderful :)

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  3. Lovely post :) . Wish you a very happy new year.

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.

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  4. da snow dust is increasing the interest of eating it first.. great work... congrats...

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  5. Thanks for leaving your comment.
    Have a great new year ahead!

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  6. dnt b wry. i really like da recipes. it does nt mater wther u hav 2 comment on my blog r nt. b cool.. wish u a very happy new year & haapy holidays.. njoy da season... bye.(my name is nt annamalaiyaan its nick)

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  7. Very deliicous..perfect for the holidays.

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  8. Wow cookies with lemon & oats, am ready to finish, looks prefect! Yummy!
    Wish u all Happy New Year!!

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  9. these cookies are a treat, both for eyes and taste buds.

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  10. Those cookies are festive- beautiful snap!

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  11. The cookies look so perfect for the season!

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  12. beautiful cookies...my son loves cookies... i too make them at home now days,they are more delicious than the store broughts

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  13. Wow! They look delicious! Happy new year!

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  14. Cookies look so perfect and yummy.

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  15. Looks scrumptious! Wonderful recipe!

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  16. yay,,holidays season is the best..cookies, cakes, drinks et all..ery nice

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  17. yummy yummy yummy, and a gr8 click....

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  18. Those cookies sound great, perfect with some coffee :)

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  19. Cookies looks pretty and elegant..

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  20. Hey!

    The cookies look yummmm:) and a lovely click

    Happy New Year:)

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  21. I will try this cookie during Chinese New Year in Feb, it look so nice. Happy New Year to you, and see you in 2010!!!

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  22. First time here.. Lovely blog and interesting recipes..
    cookies look so perfect and yummy...

    Do visit my space when you get free time..

    http://anusouthrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  23. I do agree with you...baking is definitely therapeutic :) your cookies looks divine@

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  24. looks crispy and perfect! Happy New year to u and ur family!!

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  25. Dear Sunitha
    Very nice cookies. I am sure someday I will have the courage to try baking again\
    Happy New year

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  26. Cookies look so divine. Perfect ones and healthy too. Will definitely give it a try :):)

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  27. cookies look too good and delicious..

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  28. Lovely cookies...yummy

    Happy New Year
    ...and keep smiling...

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  29. Happy New year, lovely cookies perfect for the season!

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  30. Fabulous and superb cookies dear....

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  31. nice cookie recipe.. Perfect to welcome the new year..

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  32. Cookies look yummy .Perfect with evening tea!

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  33. Oh, these cookies look absolutely beautiful! The recipe sounds so simple that I'll definitely give it a try, thanks for sharing!

    Hey Nostalgia! Just wanted to let you know that I can't wait to see what you'll come up with my Easy Veggie Dish:)

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  34. Yummy.. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Gorgeous and nostalgic cookies! Plz lemme have some!

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  36. Wow!! Beautiful click..and gorgeously yummy cookies...

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  37. Hi! I saw you on sveurs et gourmandises and I was curious to see your blog. Your cookies are great.
    I Wish you an Happy and lucky new year.

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  38. these look so lovely and I am sure they taste brilliant too.

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  39. Looks delicious! Happy New Year!

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  40. Love this! These little delights are made with ingredients I always have on hand. Will make these soon, once I start craving sweets again.

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  41. hey nice cookies...lemon zest with oots combi vl be very tasty n flavourful 2...happy new year 2 u n ur fly

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  42. Fabulous presentation and a very unique combo for the cookies :-)

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  43. Beautiful looking cookies! My son would love the lemon in these.

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