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Children's Mock Macaroons

Children's Mock Macaroons
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 35 minutes plus 6 hours standing | Makes 32 cookies
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Butter, for greasing

Step 1Stir together oatmeal, brown sugar and oil in bowl until well mixed. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

Step 2Add egg, salt and almond extract to oatmeal mixture, and stir until well blended and all one color. You may need to gently pat dough together; it will be moist but somewhat crumbly. Drop rounded teaspoons of cookie batter about 1 1/2 inches apart on 2 greased baking sheets.

Step 3Bake at 350 degrees until cookie edges are browned and cookie center is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove sheets from oven; cool cookies on sheets 5 minutes, then gently remove using metal spatula. Place cookies on wax paper or wire rack to finish cooling.


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