Saturday, October 3, 2015

Colonial Cookies (Page 73)

COLONIAL COOKIES                                                      Melody Bain
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar plus extra for dusting
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl mix the sugar, butter, flour and baking soda with very well a pastry blender. Mix in oats very well. Take a scoop measure and roll into balls, place on cookie sheet. Dip a glass in a bowl of sugar and then flatten the balls with the glass. Bake "until done" (she thinks it's funny when I want a time!). "Until golden around the edges." 15- 18 minutes for my oven. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet, as these cookies are very fragile (* see cloud note) .
Note: Melody is one of the best cookie makers I know. Her cookies almost float, hovering over the plate. Her cookies are a cross between a dessert and a *cloud. Light fluffy and delicious.

(For the fall I dusted with orange sugar)