Secret Recipe Club – Oatmeal Wafers

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by Amber on June 13, 2011

Today marks my first post for the Secret Recipe Club, an online exchange among food bloggers created by Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’. The idea behind this is that we’ll secretly be assigned a fellow food blogger’s site, and we must pick a recipe from that site to make for our own.

Since I love finding new blogs to read and new recipes to try, I knew that nothing but good could come from this little experiment. I was even more thrilled when I got my assignment email and realized I’d been assigned Ewa’s blog, Delishhh.com. Ewa and I have been following each other on StumbleUpon for a while now, and I love that she blogs for one of the same reasons I do – to reconnect with the food she grew up with.

Ewa is from Sweden, and I haven’t had a lot of experience with Swedish food. Probably the closest I’ve come is Norway’s Schoolbread, which is a treat I adore beyond measure. So I knew I’d be in luck with anything Ewa had to offer.

After perusing her site, I settled on Havreflarn, a thin and buttery oat biscuit. Ewa from Delishhh chose to spread hers with a thin layer of nutella as well. We tried that too, and enjoyed it. But both my husband and I agreed that we truly enjoyed the pure buttery chewiness these biscuits offer on their own. Especially with a cup of tea.

The recipe is SO simple, and took just a few minutes to put together. I used heaping teaspoons instead of small teaspoons for a bigger, flatter cookie. We loved them!

In a nod to Sweden’s neighbor, Norway, in my second batch, I added a bit of cardamom. The sweet smokiness matches well with the butter. Whether you use cardamom or not, I’m certain you’re going to love Havreflarn!

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Sylvie@GITK June 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Those look so buttery and delicious, I like the addition of cardamom.


Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy June 13, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Pinned this one to try – it looks delicious!


Blog is the New Black June 13, 2011 at 8:09 AM

New follower! :) Found you on another blog and I can’t wait to see your posts! :)


DessertForTwo June 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM

These look like the perfect afternoon snack! Gimme gimme :)


Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen June 13, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I’ve never heard of nor tasted Havreflarn, so it’s a real treat to be able to have the recipe to try this out. Wonderful choice for the Secret Recipe Club!


JenniferA June 13, 2011 at 8:54 AM

These look delightful! Especially with the KerryGold. :-) And I love this Secret Recipe Club. What a great concept.


Dan June 13, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Those look excellent (really, the photography is superb), and I imagine they taste just as good!


Barbara | Creative Culinary June 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Buttery deliciousness at it’s best…I LOVE these cookies but have never thought to find a recipe…thanks!


Angie @ Bigbearswife June 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM

OOO yum! They look great!! Going through The Secret Recipe Club blog hop, glad I found your site :)


Angie@Angiesrecipes June 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Those oatmeal wafers look simply terrific!


Angie @ Bigbearswife June 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Yum! they look great!


http://www.delishhh.com June 13, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Oh this is wonderful. I am so glad you like these too, i love them. And what a great combination adding some cardamom to them. Great post, love the pictures. Alaways so much fun coming to your blog. Nice work!@


d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo June 13, 2011 at 11:58 AM

These look so gorgeous! I would love to try making them!


Tessa June 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM

I’ve never heard of these before, but you make them sound great! Yum!


Nutmeg Nanny June 13, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Such a delicious looking cookie! I’m a huge fan of crispy cookies so I know these would be right up my alley :) Great SRC pick!


Sheryl June 13, 2011 at 1:27 PM

YUM! What a great recipe a presentation. Their are so many options for fillings. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the great post!


sara June 13, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Ooooh, these look so yummy! Love the addition of cardamom. These look like exactly the sort of cookies my dad would adore…they’re probably too fragile to ship, but I may just have to make him some as a late Father’s Day present when I’m back to visit! :)


Jen Schall June 13, 2011 at 2:10 PM

These look great! They remind me of some oatmeal lace cookies I made a little while ago. I especially love the addition of cardamom. Yum!


Katie @ This Chick Cooks June 13, 2011 at 4:21 PM

What delicious looking wafers. This is my first month in the recipe club too and it is just so fun exploring all the new blogs. I love your gorgeous photos!
PS- I host a recipe swap every Wednesday and I’d love to have you if you get a chance.


Jamie | My Baking Addiction June 13, 2011 at 4:29 PM

What a great recipe exchange idea! I love that these are buttery and chewy which pretty much sounds like heaven to me. Beautiful photos.


Kate June 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM

These cookies look so delicious and easy to make! I just learned of the Secret Recipe Club today from another fellow food blogger and I was intrigued. After reading your post I’m even more excited to give it a try. Loved your adaptation!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies June 13, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I love how thin and pretty your cookies look. I would definitely go with the cardamom since I really enjoy the flavor.


Lisa~~ June 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM

These look wonderfully delicious and the addition of cardamom is a great idea.


angie June 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I can imagine these just melt in your mouth! Mmmm


judee @ Gluten Free With Judee June 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I’m visiting from the Secret Recipe Club. I love the addition of cardomom. It must make them even better.


Peggy June 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM

You had me at ‘chewy’ and ‘oatmeal’ – these look so great!


gnee June 13, 2011 at 9:56 PM

What lovely lacy cookies….I would really like these. I’m loving your blog too and am anxious to check it out. Great choice.


Erin June 13, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Yumm!! These look absolutely delicious. :) I bet they would be amazing with nutella too.


Trisha June 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM

They look so gorgeous … I can’t wait to try them!


Tami June 13, 2011 at 11:27 PM

ooooohhhh! I bet the cardamon added a nice kick to the cookies. Delicious!


Sanjeeta kk June 14, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Glad that I joined the club and got to know about your lovely site. The cookies are a real quickie to bake and look..oh so cute!


Avanika [Yumsilicious Bakes] June 14, 2011 at 6:09 AM

These look so interesting. Bookmarked to try. Great photography, btw!


Shelby June 14, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Love the addition of cardamon!


Barb @ Mom's Fridge June 14, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I have LOTS of oatmeal around here, and these look great. A must-try!


Kristen June 14, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Those sound so delicious. I love crispy, buttery treats and adding oatmeal means these would be a huge hit in my home.


Marc June 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Thanks for the recipe, I would definitely try it out!


Megan's Cookin' June 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM

This sounds like a wonderful little cookie. Being half Norwiegen, I would love to try it with the cardamom.


sweetsugarbelle June 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

How awesomely FUN!!!


Tracy June 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM

These look so light and lovely! This secret recipe club sounds like so much fun!


amanda @ fake ginger June 17, 2011 at 11:29 AM

These look right up my alley! Love buttery, crispy cookies like this. Lovely pictures!


Ruchi June 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

These look delicious… and I love anything with oats.


Lenore June 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM

What a neat idea! Those look yummy, either with or without Nutella :)


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