Monday, January 4, 2010
Lemon Oat Lacies
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!
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
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
Sprinkle with sugar, I use a tea strainer. You could also use a salt shaker with powdered sugar
Recipe: Courtesy M (my friend)