December 7, 2010

Tuesday Treats: Buttery Oatmeal Crisps

{We're keeping the holiday season extra sweet this year at The Finer Things! Each Tuesday, until December 21st, will be dedicated to delicious holiday cookies. Be sure to check back each week for a yummy recipe that you can bake for yourself, your family, your friends or co-workers. Today's recipe is from Meredith, one of's Merchandising Specialists. Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Meredith! Enjoy!}

Several years ago my mother came across a recipe in one of her Better Homes and Gardens magazines for a crunchy, chocolaty cookie called the “Buttery Oatmeal Crisp.” It quickly became a family favorite (my late grandmother even requesting it year after year). My family typically reserves this treat for the holidays only, but it really could be made at any time of the year. So, without further adieu, I give you the “Buttery Oatmeal Crisp!”

Easy to make, this recipe will make around 60 cookies (plenty for yourself, and plenty for sharing!). Here is what you will need on hand to get started:

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Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine oats, sugar, flour, and baking powder; set aside. In another bowl combine melted butter, corn syrup, and cream. Add butter mixture to oat mixture and stir until combined.

For each cookie, drop dough by rounded teaspoons 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Cool cookies on foil. Carefully lift edges of cookies, and then peel cookies off foil.

In a small heavy saucepan heat chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Dip one half of each cookie into chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper to cool until chocolate is set.

Happy Baking!