If you are looking for a simple crunchy cookie with a heavenly caramel taste, have I got a cookie for you: Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies.
For this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar post the theme was Irish or Green. I choose these simple cookies because I’d just posted about the Lemon Basil Shortbread cookies a few weeks ago and I thought going to shortbread again might be too soon.
Are these traditional Irish in origin? I have no idea. But, since I just got me Ancestry DNA test results that say I am 31% Irish, you can safely say these cookies are too. Or use Irish butter and oats to make them even more so.
When you look at the ingredients you might notice there is too little flour in these. The butter and brown sugar melt together and the little amount of flour just holds the oats together. Just use gluten-free oats and flour and these are a simple gluten-free cookie as well.
I recruited my sous chef to make these while I snapped the photos. Yes, a 7 year old can handle this with minimal supervision (full supervision with the baking part).
I didn’t have time to soften the butter when he wanted to bake, so I had him slice it to make it easier to cream.
Then he added the brown sugar.
Creamed them together.
Added the other ingredients and scooped onto the pan.
The first batch was a disaster! Far too lacy..
I learned a few tricks from this. First, I tweaked the recipe to what you see below. Then, I flattened the cookies so they would melt more evenly. Success…
As for the first batch, we just broke it up to make a delicious ice cream topping.
Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what the other blogger’s came up with for our theme this month.
Until next time, happy eating.