Oatmeal Lace Cookies
1/2 cup butter (I use salted at room temperature)
11/2 cup granulated sugar
11/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 egg (at room temperature)
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant oatmeal)
Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, milk, orange rind, and extract. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture until just mixed. Slowly add oats until just mixed.
Form dough into a 2 inch diameter roll on a piece of foil, wrap securely. Chill twelve hours or more (I refrigerate dough overnight before cutting and baking). Slice as thinly as possible and place slices onto greased cookie sheets. ake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, remove from pans within 1-2 minutes after baking. Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.
Recipe is from a coworker posting to a recipe board at Digital Equipment aka Compaq aka Hewlet Packard aka HP Compaq.