I know that a cookie recipe really has nothing to so with stylish interiors. However, if you are entertaining this holiday season, you may want to try this cookie recipe. They are so elegant set out on a white or silver dish. I made them a few weeks ago and everyone loved them! They were also fun to make!!
You will need to line your baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. Drop by level teaspoons about 3 inches apart. Spread thinkly with buttered rubber spatula.
Here is how they look after they are baked...
Spread with chocolate. I like to use a paint brush. Make sure it is not spread too thick or they will be more difficult to bite into.
You will then add a cookie on top to form a lace sandwich! Set back on lined baking sheet to set up.
They really are pretty and yummy too!
Here is the recipe in full...
Lace & Chocolate Cookies
2/3 cup butter
2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Melt buter and cool slightly. Stir in oats, sugar, flour, corn syrup, milk, vanilla & salt. Mix well. Drop by level teaspoon, 3 inches apart (they will really spread) onto lined baking sheet. Spread thinly with greased rubber spatula.
Bake at 375 for 6 - 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool and then peel from lined baking sheet.
Melt chocolate chips over double boiler and stir until smooth.
Brush a thin layer of chocolate onto flat side of cookie and top with the flat side of plain cookie.
Makes about 3 dozen.
Hello Stylish readers! Are you all decorated for the holidays? I am! And, it only took 6 days! While I was busy decorating, I checked in on my little blog and was delighted to learn that my Holiday Mercury Glass post was featured on Tip Junkie! I'm tickled pink about it!
Now, I've been a very busy lady and I hope you like my latest project. This Christmas tree may not be for everyone, but it's perfect in my "Zebra Room" and I made it myself! And, didn't purchase a thing to do it!! All week long, I kept telling my children that "I was making our Christmas tree this year. My children were a little worried that the big green traditional tree wasn't going to show up! But, it did and this unusual tree is just for fun! Take a look...
I made a tree out of this...
This urn was well past it's prime. Bring on the spray paint! But first I'll need to dig out the plants and dump the dirt, which turned into way more work than I anticipated. Those roots were in there tight! After it was all cleaned up, it was into the woods to find some branches...
These will work just fine. Not too skinny and interesting shapes. Umm, it's kinda looking like a tree already. Sort of...
Krylon to the rescue. Painted out this urn with a satin brushed nickel paint. Looks like new! Woohoo!
Sprayed the branches white and set it in it's new home. Some branches still had their acorns, which looked so great painted white! Bet you're wondering how those branches are staying up?
Two brick pavers in the bottom for weight and to wedge bottom of branches in place. And, a whole bunch of ziplock bags filled with sand (courtesy of my daughter). She's so helpful! Time to bust out my blue and silver ornaments to compliment my blue walls. Ready to see the finished tree?
Now, let me tell you something...these photos do not do this tree justice! It is stunning! You see it right after you walk in the front door and it stops traffic!
It was tricky wrapping the branches with the lights and impossible to wrap the smaller, more fragile, branches. Fake snow and some larger balls hide all the sandbags.
So, what do you think of my homemade Christmas tree? Want to make one yourself? Not ready for the super-sized 8 foot version that I made? Try small branches (painted of course) in a glass vase with some rock salt in the bottom and adorn with mini decorations! Presto! It's a "mini me" tree!
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Happy Decorating! ~Karen