These crisp wafer cookies are simply irresistible.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack in the center; preheat to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil 3 baking sheets or coat with nonstick cooking spray, and dust them with flour, shaking off excess.

  • Combine oats, corn syrup and oil in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook until it begins to turn a light, nutty brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. (Be careful not to burn the butter.) Pour into the oat mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.

  • Beat egg and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until thickened and pale, about 5 minutes. Blend in vanilla.

  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; fold into the egg mixture. Add the oat mixture and dried cherries; stir gently to combine.

  • Spoon the batter by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, for about 4 minutes, or until the cookies are golden and lacy. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then carefully remove cookies from the baking sheet and cool on a flat surface (not a rack).


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container with parchment or wax paper between the layers.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; 1.6 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 38 mg sodium. 13 mg potassium; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 0.7 g protein; 83 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 7 mg magnesium;