Friday, January 30, 2009
A New Family Favorite: Jeweled Lace Cookies
Gram made these cookies last week for Mom's birthday celebration (among loads of other goodies)....the recipe comes via my cousin Emily's School's Annual Cookie Swap- from someone name Leslie Kelly. I don't know who Ms. Kelly is- but her cookies rock!
Jeweled Lace Cookies
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
4 T. butter
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. flour
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 c. shelled pistachios, chopped
1. position rack in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 325. Grease 2 cookie sheets. In med saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter over med. heat until smooth and bubbling, about 4 mins. Remove from heat. In a bowl whisk flour, oats, and salt. Add to sugar mixture. Stir. Add cranberries and pistachios.
2. Drop VERY small amounts (were talking nickle size here) about 3 inches apart on pans. Bake until bubbly and a shade darker, 9-10 minutes. Let cool 1 minute before quickly tranferring each cookie to a rack using a metal spatula. Cool completely.
* Sara made these minus the nuts for Andy & recommends adding more oats.
** I'm telling myself these are healthy since there is only 1/2 stick of butters and cranberries. Andything with cranberries is automatically healthy, right?
On a seperate note, here is Oscar this morning, begging for cookies. You wouldn't know it by looking at this picture- but yesterday early morning he was hit by a big truck going about 35 mph....the worst part was that I was calling him & he was actually being good - running home, when the accident occured. I was sure that he wasn't going to make it, and after a lot of drama and rushing to the vets...he is fine. Banged up a lot, gimpy, sore, bumps and bruises, drugged up, but he will be fine in about a week or so. So fine, in fact, that he was begging for cookies & catching me at weak moment, he got one. It was a horrible morning that I hope to never have to repeat again...my poor baby Oscar Boo!