27 Oct Miss Olsens’s Thin Oat Cookies
My mormor never really spoke of her parents.
What we did find out later was that they both died during the Spanish Flue Pandemic.
She and her sister went to a girls home and she would always tell crazy stories about that time in her life.
Later I always though of her as Annie in the orphanage, but there was no Daddy Warbucks to save her.
When she was 14 she went into service with a priest and his wife.
Mormor would tell stories of how mean they where and how badly they treated her.
Her only friend there was the cook, Miss Olsen a large older woman who tough my Mormor a lot about cooking and baking.
Mormor told me that these Thin Oats Cookies where the cooks recipe.
They where always a favorite of mine.
They should be as thin as you can look though them.Sounds difficult but its honestly the easiest cookie ever.
Just some mixing and spooning the batter onto a baking tray.
Make sure to pay attention when baking, they do burn early so be alert.
Or Mrs.Olsen will haunt you……
Miss Olsens’s Thin Oat Cookies
Makes about 20
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup old fashioned oats
5 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.Preheat oven to 390F.
2.Beat egg and sugar light and creamy.
3.In a bowl mix oats and butter.
4.Pour in the beat egg/sugar mix and add baking powder.
6.Place 1small teaspoon filled with the batter on a parchment paper covered baking tray.
Leave room between them as they do spread.
7.Bake for about 4-5 minutes, you will need to check on these as they burn really easy.They should be golden brown.
8.Take them out and let them cool for 5 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.
Can be stored for a week in an airtight container.