Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recipe #1: Oatmeal Crispies

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Reading this recipe made me imagine the Thin Oatmeal Crisps of The Blue Kitchen. It was that Pastry shop that gave me a taste of these really light and thin yet surprisingly sweet cookies that melt in your mouth.

It was with this particular cookie in mind that I decided to give this recipe a whirl.

After combining all the ingredients together and refrigerating it for about an  hour, the dough was shaped into balls.

My favorite part of the whole thing was rolling the dough and pressing them with the bottom of a glass.

Pressing each ball with a glass. Maybe next time I can roll it out a bit more?
The cookies didn't come out the way I had in mind. For one, they were a bit thicker than I wanted them to be and second, they weren't as sweet as I had imagined. They were still good though, so they definitely wouldn't be wasted.  These cookies are best served with hot chocolate or coffee (I ate them with hot chocolate after dinner, woohoo!)

Oatmeal Crispies, alongside the Apple Strudel Muffins I had baked that time too! :)

So recipe # 1 was unexpected, but still a success. Maybe if I made them with milk instead of water next time? :) 

More to come! I can't  wait for the next recipe that finds me.


  1. Why was I denied a taste of this delicious metaphor for anorexia???Hmmmmmmm!!!!!! I am hurt, seriously hurt!

  2. Hahahaha soon! I will perfect that recipe first then I shall bake you a batch. :)