Monday, April 7, 2014

MAPLE WALNUT OATMEAL COOKIES, WITH LEMON ICING



If you're ever in the Oceanside California, area there is an amazing bakery called Petite Madeline Bakery and Bistro (http://www.petitemadelinebakery.com/)
 

 
They make absolutely delicious desserts, cakes and amazing chocolate croissants . Yummy!!! Well, one of my favorite things (there are many favorites there, trust me) is the Oatmeal cookies he makes.  But this is not your ordinary oatmeal cookie, he covers them with a lemon icing which is absolute delicious. 
 
Well, a few weeks ago I was craving these cookies and the bakery was closed so I thought I would try to make something similar to it. I took a different spin and made a Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookie with lemon icing.   Let’s just say they were a HIT!.  These cookies have amazing lemon flavor and the combination with the maple and walnuts is so delicious that honestly it is hard to describe. 
I have added this cookie to my favorites list!  
 
Also a tip, if you’re ever in a specialty food store and they have Maple Sugar makes sure you pick it up!  I didn’t even know it existed!  But now it is a must in my pantry.   I hope you give these cookies a try.  Absolutely delicious! 

Ingredients:
4 cups of old fashioned oats
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup of sweet cream butter (the one with salt), softened
1 cup light brown sugar packed
1/3 white sugar
3 tablespoon Maple sugar  (if you cannot find maple sugar, add 3 tablespoon white sugar)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons of water
½ cup walnuts finely chopped
½ cup walnuts chopped


Icing:
1 cup powder sugar
Zest of one lemon
Juice of ½ lemons

¼ teaspoon vanilla








Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.





 In a large mixing bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt and baking soda till all combined











     In a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, cream butter till nice and   creamy.   Add brown sugar, white sugar and maple sugar. Mix in till combinded.



     Add maple sugar and egg and vanilla and 3 tablespoon of water, and mix till all combined.


     Now gradually add in the Oat/Flour mixture and ½ cup finally chopped walnuts. Beat till all mixed together.  Using a wooden spoon , stir in ½ chopped walnuts





 

      Using a medium size ice cream scoop, drop dough rounds on to a cookie sheet. Set dough balls  at least 2 each apart .




     Bake for 11-13 minutes.

     Remove from oven, wait 1 minute before transferring on to cooling rack.







 
     While cookies are cooling, make icing. Combing powder sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir with fork.  If its too thick, add a little more juice from the other half.  But the icing needs to be on thick side.  

 

     Ice each cookie by adding about 1-2 teaspoons to the middle of  each cookie, spread using a   butter knife.  Let the icicle set overnight if possible
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        Enjoy with a large glass of milk or nice cup of coffee or tea J





































2 comments:

  1. I've never thought to pair maple and lemon together, but YUM! These cookies sound great!

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    1. Thanks Joanne! We hope you give them and try and put your creative spin on them! :)

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