December 15, 2015 by: Julie & Blayne Mcaferty
Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies
Oh my, these dainty Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies are kind of addicting! I found the recipe in this month's Sunset Magazine and wow, are they ever delicious.
1 cup rolled oats (the original recipe calls for the quick-cooking ones but I used old-fashioned)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten with a fork
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. orange juice
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F with racks in upper and lower thirds.
In a medium bowl, mix oats, sugar, and butter together with a wooden spoon. Stir in egg until well blended, then vanilla and orange juice. Add flour and salt and stir to mix. Batter will be somewhat thick.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Drob batter by half-teaspoonfuls onto sheets, at least 2 inches apart (cookies will spread), up to 12 per sheet. Bake until golden brown, switching positions of sheets halfway through; 8-10 minutes total.
Cool cookies on baking sheets until just holding their shape, about 2 minutes (don't wait until they're completely cool as they will be harder to remove). With a thin metal spatula, gently transfer to cooling racks and let cool completely.
Put chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-second bursts until almost melted. Stir to melt completely.
Thinly spread chocolate on flat side of half of cookies. Sandwich with another cookie and let harden on racks, about 2 hours at room temperature.