I love St. Patrick’s Day and am always on the look-out for some easy recipes my family will enjoy — and this is one that they like. If you don’t really like the looks of green food, you will like these because they have no green about them. They are just deliciousness. It seems that oats and Irish just go together, making this the perfect St. Patrick’s Day cookie.
I began making these cookies when I found out that my son has Type 1 diabetes, and I was trying to find some sweet treats that were semi-healthy with a low carbohydrate count. The smaller you make these cookies, the less carbohydrates they will have.
These cookies are very easy to make. My 11-year-old daughter made these by herself with supervision of course. This would be a great recipe to make with your children.
You will need the following ingredients:
•1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
•2/3 cup packed brown sugar
•1/3 cup butter, melted
•1/4 cup milk
•2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Drop tablespoons of the cookie dough on a cookie sheet that has been greased and floured. Drop about 3 inches apart. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown. These will need to be carefully watched. After removing from the oven cool a couple of minutes. When cooled use a very thin spatula to remove these cookies from the pan to your serving dish.
- We used parchment paper instead of greasing and flouring the pan.
- The smaller you make the cookie when dropping it onto the cookie sheet the more holes it will have to resemble lace and that is why they are called Oatmeal Lacy cookies. The smaller the cookie or thinner dough will make a more crisp cookie.
- The larger the cookie you make will make them thicker but they are still very good and soft.
- The cookies do spread so remember to leave enough space between them or you will have one huge oatmeal cookie instead of several.
- If you want some green you could try adding a small amount of green food coloring but I have not tried this and am unsure of the end results.
- The oats in this recipe is also a great way to add some fiber to your families diet. They have 4 grams of fiber for 1/2 cup of dry oats and 5 grams of protein.
These oatmeal lacy cookies are great for St. Patrick’s Day or for a snack at anytime of the year.