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Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Posted By sugarlaw On June 18, 2008 @ 6:32 pm In desserts,food | 53 Comments


Remember last month when I complained about my lace cookie disaster? [2] And remember when I vowed to tackle them again, because I knew they had potential for greatness?

Well, my opportunity came only a week later, when I was invited to a friend’s dinner party, and happily volunteered to bring a dessert.  And because I really, really, wanted to get this recipe right (and because another guest was safely bringing an additional dessert, so it would be ok if mine crashed and burned), I decided to give lace cookies another try.

But crash and burn they did not.  Rather, my friends found them so addictive that everyone ate two or three (not a problem — this recipe makes a lot of cookies!).  Not to mention that they provided us with some serious energy, because somehow the entire party would up at a Karaoke bar at 3:30 in the morning.  I blame the cookies.  (What’s that you say?  The wine?  Oh, yeah, maybe that too).

Either way, these cookies are great.  They’re totally unique — they don’t have a taste or a texture like standard cookies, which makes them a little bit more elegant, I think.  They would also be GREAT for layering in pastries, because they’re extremely crisp and have a really interesting texture.  That being said, they definitely snap when you bite into them, so don’t expect to bake a large sheet and cut it into squares after it’s dry!


Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Lace Cookies

For the cookies:
1/2 cup oats, chopped in food processor
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
6 tbsp melted butter (until the foam subsides)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Pinch of salt

For the ganache:
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp heavy cream

In a food processor, pulse the raw oats several times until they become small pieces.  While that is going, melt the butter in a small saucepan.

Combine all ingredients for the cookies in a large bowl and stir to combine.  Spoon onto baking sheets by the teaspoon, placing each cookie at least 3″ apart from others (they spread a lot!).  Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes, or until cookies have spread and are just beginning to brown around the edges.  Let them cool completely on the baking sheets before sliding them off with a spatula.

For the chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate chips and 2 tbsp heavy cream for 15 seconds in the microwave on high heat.  Stir to combine — if there are lumps, heat for an additional 5 seconds at a time.  Spoon the ganache into a squeeze bottle and use it to drizzle chocolate onto the cookies, either on the cooled baking sheets or on a wire rack.  Serve!

Makes about 24-30 cookies.


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