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Friday, July 1, 2011

Perfect Treat! Oatmel Pecan Lace Cookies

I am truly blessed.  Period.  Last week, as Teen was debating on what to make/buy me for Mother's Day (with her own money), she baked these Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies for me.  Of course, we had "MOST" of the ingredients and adjusted the rest.  They were beyond fabulous - quite addictive!  Chewy with a hint of crunch from the nuts and caramelizing of sugar - Yummy!

1 Orange for Zesting (We used a grapefruit as it was on hand - citrus deliciousness!)
1/2 cup butter Softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar (light if you have it)
2 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons mik (we used skim)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1 - Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper - makes for easy cleanup and easy removal of cookies.
2 - Zest orange (or grapefruit in our case) till you have 1/2 tsp of zest.  Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till creamy and fluffy - about 3 minutes.
3 - Add in flour, milk and salt. Mix well.
4 - Add in the vanilla extract, blend.
5 - By hand, add in the rolled oats.  Once mixed, add in the pecans.
6 - Shape into 1 in balls, placing them 3 inches apart on parchment paper.
7 - Bake for about 10 minutes till bubbly and edges began to brown.  Take out of the oven and transfer parchment paper and cookies to cooling rack for about 2 minutes.
8 - Remove from paper (gently) and let cook on another plate for about 5 minutes.