Sunday, October 2, 2011

Home Sweet Home

NYC.......Have you ever been??? I would highly recommend a trip. 

This last week I was able to take a trip back East to visit family. I always get excited for this trip every year since it blends family time with the Big Apple (who could ask for anything better.....maybe a beach but I am happy!).

During this trip, I was able to spend some quality time in NYC. Since I reside in the quiet Midwest it is a nice change of pace. It is a great experience if you have never been. To be able to hear and see such a vibrant city is always a nice time. My favorite things about this city is the ability to access anything one's heart desires - unique cultures, sights and even art. The ability to wake up every day and choose your own experience is so worth the visit.

During this trip, I was able to visit several amazing bakeries in Brooklyn.  Since I wasn't able to bake during the trip I forced (lol) my siblings to multiple desserts from these amazing places. (I am sure they weren't too upset by these taste I hope in future posts to be able to share with you ideas and experiences I enjoyed.

While this is a great trip, it is always nice to get home and get back to routine. Not sure if all of the laundry and mail is the part I enjoy of this "routine" (lol) but I will take it if it allows me to get back to baking. ...Oh how I missed it!!!! So this week I wanted to offer to you  - English Lace Cookies.

A simple recipe for those times when you want a one bowl recipe with just a handful of ingredients you have sitting around the house. When I had these cookies as a child,  I always thought they contained coconut or something similar since they were so chewy. Now I realize it is just the blend of oatmeal,  sugar and butter making these cookies so enjoyable.

So what one-bowl cookie recipe is your favorite????

English Lace Cookies

1 C Oatmeal, quick-cook
1/2 C White Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar, packed
1 Egg
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
2 Tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Unbleached Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil or a Silpat. Set aside.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and drop by teaspoonful onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are a light brown. Remove from oven and transfer foil to cooling rack until cookies are completely cool. Once cool, peel away foil from cookies and enjoy.

Note: Foil can be reused for each batch but cookies will need to cool on foil before you can reuse.

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