Monday, January 17, 2011

My Favorite Cookie

This has always been my favorite cookie. They are buttery, crispy, and are topped with powdered sugar straight out of the oven. Something magical happens to warmed powdered sugar. I'm not sure how to describe it, you'll just have to try it for yourself.

You can see that my mom even wrote 'your favorite' on the recipe card. I haven't made these in years because I forgot what they were called. We had named them as kids as suicide cookies because we quite often choked on the powdered sugar topping. I was quite grateful when Summer posted them on her blog and reminded me of it's true name, which helped me find my copy of the recipe!

So, from out of the archives to you, here is my most favorite cookie ever!

Oatmeal Crispies
(a.k.a. suicide cookies - don't breathe in while eating a fresh cookie!)

1 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1 c flour
1 1/2 c oatmeal
1 t vanilla

Combine all ingredients and chill dough.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
Press each cookie with the bottom of a glass that has been coated in flour.
Bake at 350 until the edges have just browned slightly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Mom Judy said...

Heidi, I like the tray your cookies are on. Dad went through 3 batches at Christmas time! They are good right out of the freezer. I know!