December 21, 2010

these snowy-topped oatmeal crispies are a big harms favorite. and when i became a harms, they became a favorite with me. i love them! so, why the warning? apparently the pile of powdered sugar on top is famous for getting sucked to the back of your throat and making you cough like crazy. i received plenty of caution the first christmas i ever sank my teeth into one of these. yes sir, they're dangerous! and it makes us love them all the more. (but i've never had a powdered sugar attack in my experience of eating them.)

snowy oatmeal crispies

1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
dash of salt
1 1/2 cup oatmeal

about 2 cups powdered sugar for topping

mix first 3 ingredients together. add dry ingredients. chill 20-30 minutes.
use a medium or small cookie scoop to make dough balls.
flatten each dough ball with a flat-bottomed glass dipped in flour.
bake 8-10 min at 350 until edges just start to look golden.
pile a rounded T. of powdered sugar immediately on top of the cookie while it's still on the pan.
move the cookies with a spatula a bit so they don't stick to the pan as they cool.

makes 4 dozen. they freeze great!

for me, they're dangerous for a completely different reason. they're just too, too good. now that i've found them, i think i'll be needing these christmas crispies every year... forever. 


Renee said...

ok...add these to my list! along with the sunflower seed cookies...they look so "winter wonderlandish"!!

Heidi said...

Oh, I'm glad you posted this because I couldn't remember the real name of these cookies so I couldn't find the recipe! I only know them as suicide cookies, HA! Now I can make them again :)

Heather said...

These look SO good! Might have to make an addition to the baking marathon I'm doing tomorrow. Thanks Summer!

Nicole said...

I love that these cookies look like they're covered in a blanket of snow! Perfect for the holidays!

nataliep. said...

these look delish!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Oh dear! I have everything needed for these at home right now. I've eaten all the gingerbread men and think I am dire need of cookies. I'm going to be forced to make these tonight. Since it's just me and the dog I hope I don't have any problems with them. She's not much help in a cookie emergency! said...

i so know that feeling. ugh. i get it sometimes when i eat russian teacakes...or anything else powdered sugared. i am baked out for this year. am so making these in 2011. :)



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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