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And for my next baking feat: Lace Cookies

Cara send me the recipe for Lace Cookies so I think I’ll try these tonight and see how they turn out. It’s dangerous I’m in a baking mood.

Set oven to 380

1 stick margarine
1 beaten egg
1tbsp and 1 tsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
(beat until creamy)
add 1 cup oatmeal and 1 cup finely chopped pecans to above mixture and mix together.

Drop small spoons of dough on release foil and leave a couple inches appart because they spread thin. Bake for 8-9 minutes until golden. Once you remove them from the oven pull the foil sheets off the pan and allow to cool 1-2 minutes then pull them off foil and put them in air tight canister/tin.  If they aren’t done long enough they are too chewy and don’t pull off the foil easy.

Forgotten Cookies

There are a few things that really remind me of the holidays, and one of those is definitely forgotten cookies. My mom would make those and sand tarts around the holidays. So when a friend of ours decided to have a cookie swap party this weekend, they were the first things that came to mind. I’ll make them tonight or tomorrow night and talk mom into making the sand tarts with me when I’m at her house.

The thing about forgotten cookies is that they’re perfect for the impatient like me… very few ingredients and not much time commitment.

Preheat oven to 350
Beat 2 egg whites until foamy. Add 2/3 cup sugar & beat until stiff. Sitr in a pinch of salt, 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 cup chocolate chips. Drop on foil on oven rack. Turn oven off. Leave in oven over night (6-8 hours).
Makes 2 dozen.

*** NOTE: I did make these and the first batch turned out super ugly and sticky. Same thing happened to Cara so here is the trick — After you add the sugar it’s really important you beat the mixture until it’s stiff. And by stiff think cool whip; it should stay formed as the beater goes through it.