Jamie’s Lace Oatmeal Cookies
To the woman who preferred dessert over dinner. Tea instead of coffee, and dogs before cats. The sight of a wooden spoon, mixing bowl and measuring cups was always a sign that something sweet and delicious was on the horizon. To the woman who was not afraid of salmonella and always knew the dishes could wait while we licked the cookie dough bowl clean. She made the perfect pie crust, always used real butter, and knew the best medicine for almost any ailment or heartache was a homemade treat. To Pepper’s Mimi. Oh how I wish she could have spent time with you in the kitchen. Learning your magic ways with a whisk, sugar and room temperature (always!) eggs. Thank you for passing along your famous recipe for Lace Oatmeal Cookies. They will be enjoyed for generations to come. The recipe makes about 24 cookies (though we always only managed about half that because, well….cookie dough batter) Mimi, we love you, we will miss you. We can’t believe you are gone. You can all thank my Mother-in-law for these amazing cookies. They’re a gift to humankind. Life is short, unpredictable and precocious. Do yourself a favor and bake some cookies for someone you love today. And please, if you make them, don’t forget to lick the mixing bowl. The dishes can wait.
Jamie's Lace Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 24
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg (room temperature) beaten
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Melt the butter in a small pan on the stove top over medium-low heat.
- Pour the melted butter into a medium-sized bowl. Add the sugars and egg. Mix well.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the sugar mixture and stir well. Drizzle in the vanilla and water. Add the oats and give the whole mixture a good stir.
- Taste test the dough. Like, really taste test it. Eat a few good scoops. Maybe one more..
- Add 1 tablespoon size balls to a parchment lined baking sheet. Space each cookie about 2 inches apart (the cookies spread)
- Bake for 10 minutes.
NotesThis recipe is my Mother-In-Law's. I wouldn't change a damn thing