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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lace Cookies - 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats (Week 2)



Week One was so much fun, I'm back for more! This week, I'm sharing a new (to me) cookie - Lace Cookies Sandwiched with Dark Chocolate. I've never eaten a Lace Cookie before, so this was fun and different.  For those of you that have kids - does this happen to you, too? You can be doing absolutely nothing for an hour and the kids are content/fine. The moment you need to do something or are busy, the whole world flips and becomes chaos. This always happens to me.  Last Saturday was a prime example. I thought I could avoid that whole situation this time. I was going to start my day ahead of the game and bake the cookies very early before they woke up!  I could at least start baking them before my little helper woke up and found me. 

As you would guess, my luck continued - instead of needing to tend to the kiddos, the parchment paper was nowhere to be found. I spent so much time looking for it, Caitlin and Ryan both woke up by this point and my plan was out the window. I guess I used it all and forgot? I don't own a Silpat (on my Christmas list this year?). I thought about trying to make them without the parchment for about 1/2 second, but thought better. They would probably be stuck to the pan and ruined, so I waited until I could get out and buy more parchment and made them that night (in peace) once everyone went to bed again.

I doubled the batch and they took no time at all. The cookies will spread a lot as they bake, so be sure to start with small scoops. They come out thin, crispy, buttery (a little too greasy for me) with a butterscotch/brittle flavor. With chocolate sandwiched between them, they are even better. Definitely try these if you're like me and never had them before!


Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop recipes for this week below. Thanks to Brenda, from Meal Planning Magic, for hosting!


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted 

Directions:
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and oats. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, cream, corn syrup, and vanilla. Mix with the beater blade until smooth. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix to combine.

Drop about 3/4 of a teaspoon of batter onto prepared baking sheets. Try to make the cookies all the same size. Place only 12 cookies on each sheet because the cookies will spread in the oven.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Find 2 cookies that are about the same size. Spread one cookie with melted chocolate. Place other cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies.




13 comments:

Dawn said...

These cookies are right up my alley. I used to eat lace cookies as a little girl all the time and the chocolate just seems to make them even better!

Shannon said...

Lace cookies are really buttery but they're delicious, especially with chocolate :)

Pam@TheMeltaways said...

These are a total favorite! I can't wait to try them!

Trisha said...

I've seen lace cookies before but never with chocolate. That must make them even more special.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

Lace cookies and chocolate, such a fantastic combination, never mind the grease! In spite of the chaos you not only made great cookies but took a fabulous pic!

Jaida said...

Oh my...

I've never had lace cookies, but they look fantastic, and they are filled with dark chocolate so sign me up!!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

That is totally how it works in my house. My kiddo is totally fine, busy playing and entertaining himself, until I get in the middle of something. =) It's like a rule or something.

I've never had lace cookies but these turned out so pretty! Great picture, too!

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction said...

I make cookies that look similar to these but when I looked at the ingredients, they are different. I'd love to try your version.

Nanna said...

I've never seen lace cookies with chocolate, I made the regular ones once but they were more of a mess lol! you're turned out great!
Helen

Shiloh Barkley said...

Beautiful! Found you at the blog hop!
http://www.shilohstaste.com

Baker Street said...

These look absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to try your recipe. :)

Alida said...

These cookies are so nice and delicate, and I love the chocolate in the middle. YUM!

Arja Latvala said...

What a great way to enjoy a cookie! I like them thin like this so that it would be easier for me to chew it. Plus, it looks so good, too!

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