This weekend I had a wonderful friend come from out of town to visit, so I made these cookies for her arrival. My initial plan was to make oatmeal cookies, since I bought a HUGE tube of Quaker Oats last week. In my search I ended up at Martha Stewart's site and the cookie of the day - Cornmeal Cookies. Believe me, I was hesitant. Cornmeal? In cookies? I decided to step out and take a chance anyway, despite my fears.
....And they were delicious. Crispy, crumbly and not very corn tasting at all. I love this recipe for a few reasons: 1. They use cornmeal which is one of those pantry ingredients that most people rarely use; but it's very versatile and very economical. 2. They are light and fresh tasting, especially with the addition of the lemon and the light glaze. 3. Unlike many cookie recipes they are not overly sweet, and I can actually see these being made into a savory snack with the addition of some herbs or cheese (hmmm, sounds like a test recipe, no?) .
They also made for a beautiful presentation (especially when Elias is cutely lurking in the background), and one of those snacks where you eat one and walk away but can't help coming back again!