So I bake. Like a lot. Maybe more than I cook. Probably way too much, for the normal person that is.
There are a lot of us in this house (but you already know this). We like our chocolate (again, I am sure you have figured this out by now).
Creaming butter, whipping cream, melting chocolate those are all second nature to me. I could do them in my sleep. So to say that I am excited for all the holiday treats (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, sweat breads, and truffles) that I have yet to make is an understatement! See I have been writing my “to bake this Christmas list” since October. I know…this is embarrassing and I should not be telling you this.
So yeah, I have my Christmas treats planned from now until Christmas. Yes, I am crazy. And yes, probably a little OCD as well. But honestly what is better than Christmas cookies. You can NEVER have too many! I mean come on, I can not be the only one with people dropping in for an overnight (errr, more like week) stay? I have to be prepared!
First up this season? Lace Cookies. But of course not just any old lace cookies. Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Lace Cookies. I had never made lace cookies before yesterday and I have no idea why! They have a really nice mix of crunchy and creamy. I know that sounds odd, but it is the best way to describe them. Other than insanely addicting!
Crunchy, creamy, buttery, and chocolatey! These cookies are soo goood! Yes, I know, I say this all the time. I really mean it though. I mean let’s be real, there is Nutella in the middle. How could anything stuffed with Nutella not be crazy good?
Nutella Oatmeal Lace Cookies
When working with the lace cookies be very gentle. Because they are so thin they break easily.
Yields: 7 cookies
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white
- 10-14 tablespoons Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt the butter with the sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until the mixture thickens and the sugar is almost dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the oats, flour, vanilla and salt. Let cool 10 minutes, then stir in the egg white.
Drop 7 rounded tablespoonfuls of batter onto each prepared baking sheet, about 3 1/2 inches apart. Spread each mound into a 3-inch circle. Bake, switching the position of the pans halfway through, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets until firm, about 3 minutes, then carefully remove using a thin metal spatula and transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Spread the 1-2 tablespoons Nutella on 7 of the cookies. Top with another cookie.
- Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 45 minutes
Oh, did I mention my family calls me Mrs. Claus? I am starting to understand why now.