Sunday, February 23, 2014

In the Kitchen: Oatmeal Lace Cookies

These delicious cookies are thin, light, crisp and chewy and made with surprisingly basic ingredients. Cookies have an unfortunate reputation for being high calories and a heavy indulgence but this recipe is much lighter at only 33 calories per cookie!

Makes: ~22 cookies
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ~1/2 cup granulated sugar (this is to your liking. I used a little less than 1/2 cup but adjust if you prefer more or less sweet!)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • optional: almond slices, chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine melted butter, milk, honey and vanilla. Mix until smooth
  3. Slowly add in the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and oats and mix to combine
  4. Drop 1 teaspoon of batter onto a lined cookie tray  leaving space in between. If you wish, you can sprinkle some almond slices or chocolate chips on top
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on tray for 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container
Note: These cookies expand A LOT. The batter will spread once baked so do not place them too closely to one another on the cookie sheet. I recommend between 12-16 per tray.

Nutritional Information:
Serving: 1 cookie | Calories: 30 | Fat: 1.3 g | Protein: 0.5 g | Carb: 5 g | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 3 g | Sodium: 3.5 mg | Cholestrol: 3 mg |