We live in our kitchens. Primarily because it's a full-time job to feed our growing children, but also because we both love to cook and bake. Since we are friends and neighbors its normal for treats and recipes to get exchanged across our lawns--usually by little hands tasked with the errand. We bake and test so many recipes we thought it would be fun to share some of our Finnish favorites.
Kaurakeksit are a staple on the Finnish coffee table. In English these are often called Oatmeal Lace Cookies, but in Finnish Oat Cookies suffices. These are buttery, delicate, crisp and delicious! This recipe calls for 1/2 an egg, which is admittedly odd, but its enough to hold these together. They are so good you might want to double the recipe to use the entire egg! Kaurakeksit are quick to come together and even quicker to bake. Don't fret when they spread in the oven. They are meant to be very thin and crisp. Hyvää ruokahalua!
Anna also shares her recipes as part of a community program from Portage Lake District Library in Houghton, MI.