Monday, August 09, 2010


Yesterday I volunteered to bake a dessert for a funeral reception this afternoon at church and, so, this morning I got it in my head that I had to make these fabulously delicious oatmeal cookies that I have made in the past from a recipe I copied from Erin's blog. I should have given up the ghost and made something else since I couldn't remember when Erin posted the recipe. I spent the better part of my morning scouring her archives looking for the darn thing and, then, finally there is was: March 18, 2009.

These are delicious enough that I need to have the recipe here, on my blog, so I can find the receipe more quickly and make them more frequently because, really, how can anything with that much butter not be fabulous?

Buttery Brown Sugar and Oatmeal Shortbread

1 c flour
3 T corn starch
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c plus 2 T packed brown sugar
3/4 c oats (not quick oats)

Beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add flour, corn starch, salt and cinnamon, mix until combined. Add oatmeal, mix to distribute evenly. Press into 9 x 9 buttered pan. Bake for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or until the top is browned. Cut into pieces immediately after removing from oven.

My sous chef thinks even the batter is completely delicious (it is).


Erin said...

For the next time:

(1) Blogger has this nifty search device. Have you ever used a search engine? It is located in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Type in anything! "Oatmeal" "Izzy" "tantrums" It will find all the posts containing those words. In an instant!

(2) Call me. Duh, Cate. Just call me! Mornings are too immportant to waste sifting through my blog archives for a fab recipe!

Erin said...

Glad you like those cookies. They *are* really good. I don't make them often. I usually eat the whole pan myself. How many calories is that--a gazillion?