Last Christmas I bought the most amazing cookbook. The Great Scandinavian Baking Book, by Beatrice Ojakangas. I've tried at least a dozen of the recipes, and though a few are tricky, most have been simple, and ALL have been delicious! My mom is Norwegian, so of course most of the recipes I've tried have been Norwegian, but today (and since I *have* been to Denmark....) I made these Danish Lace Cookies. They were really simple to make, required no fancy ingredients, and are so light and crispy! Try them!
Danish Lace Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups uncooked old-fasioned rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Grease baking sheets generously and dust with flour. (*I simply used parchment paper and had no issues.) Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter and stir in the rolled oats and ginger. Beat the egg with the sugar until foamy. Mix the baking powder and flour and stir into the egg mixture along with the oatmeal mixture. Drop a level tablespoonful at a time onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 to 3 inches apart. (*Definitely do this. Even though I only put 8 cookies per cookie sheet, some of them still spread and touched, making giant snowman shaped lace cookies. Ha!) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool about 1 minute, then remove cookies with a spatula onto a rolling pin. You may prefer to keep these cookies flat. (*I did.) If you bend them too much they break into pieces (*they do)---a slight bend is all they need. Store in an airtight container.
Try them and let me know what you think!