I was a little down this morning (baby blues?) so I decided the best remedy would be to get out the powdered sugar and start testing out some new Christmas cookie recipes. I usually make these madeleines for my pals cookie exchange and then raid Trader Joes for their delicious tins of yummy goodness for my holiday stash.
I stumbled upon this recipe and saved it a while back, but could not find its origin (sorry!!) I made a few changes to make them my own...
These were super simple and I had the best sous chef.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup butter, softened (NO substitutes)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/4 cups flour
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
Gold Sugar (Cupcake Gems)
Preparation:In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and salt and add vanilla. Stir in flour and oats. Roll into balls, about a tablespoon each.
Roll one side of each in your colored sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to racks to cool.
To Freeze some for later: Shape dough into 2 rolls, each 1-1/2" in diameter. Wrap well in waxed paper, twisting the ends to seal. Chill well, at least 2 hours, before baking. When ready to bake, cut dough into 1/4" slices and place on ungreased cookie sheets. You can freeze this dough, unbaked, for up to 2 months. Just slice and bake right out of the freezer, adding a few minutes to the baking time.
P.S. Oh and here is my recipe for the madeleines. I'm sure I'll be making these too.