Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Bianka
These Oatmeal Lace Cookies are thin and crispy and have a delicious caramel-like taste. They come together in just 20 minutes and are perfect for parties, events, and the Holidays in general! Sandwich them with a thick layer of ganache, Nutella, or melted chocolate to take them to the next level!
Crispy Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Hello internet babes!! Today I have a thin + crispy Oatmeal Lace Cookie for you! Buttery and sugary, these cookies taste like caramel and come together in 20 minutes! They’re perfect for whenever you need a huge amount of cookies without putting in a ton of time & effort!
I *finally* got around making these after years and years of remembering the “good ol’ times”: when I was like 5 (wow) my grandparents used to come back from church every Saturday with either a huge lace cookie or a cream bun for child me. I loved how fun, crispy and sugary lace cookies were so I kinda *had* to recreate them!
I gotta admit that these babies aren’t incredibly popular (hence why most bakeries have stopped making these over the years…) *but* they’re really good! They’re buttery, sugary, crispy, I mean, what’s there not to love?
This recipe makes 20 cookies but you can easily double or triple it and make 40, 60 cookies if you need more (spoiler alert: people *love* these!!).
What Are Oatmeal Lace Cookies?
Oatmeal Lace Cookies are thin and crispy cookies with a delicious buttery taste. They’re named “lace cookies” for the lace-like holes that appear as they bake and caramelize (they bubble a *lot*!!).
What Do You Need To Make Oatmeal Lace Cookies?
- Unsalted butter
- White granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- 1 egg
- Old-fashioned rolled oats
- All-purpose flour
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
How Do You Make Oatmeal Lace Cookies?
- Melt the butter and sugars together on medium-low heat until combined. You want the sugars to dissolve.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Scoop 1 tbsp of batter 3 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Definitely don’t overcrowd the baking sheet because these cookies spread like crazy!
- Bake until golden. These cookies will bubble a *lot* as they bake and you will question the recipe lol but trust the process! They’re supposed to spread and bubble, that’s how they caramelize and how they get all those fun lace-like holes!
- Allow the cookies to cool down on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Be very gentle when removing them from the baking sheet as they’re fragile. They will crisp up as they cool so don’t worry if they’re a bit soft at this stage!
Take Your Lace Cookies To The Next Level!
If you want to spice things up, sandwich your lace cookies with a generous spread of ganache, melted chocolate, or Nutella! Peanut butter is another great option :).
I recommend using melted chocolate if you want the filling to set and not leak out. Ideally, you want to use high-quality chocolate (for flavor!) so a chocolate bar from the baking is what you’re looking for (Lindt, Ghirardelli or Nestle are great options!).
HAPPY BAKING LOVES!! I hope you’ll love these delicious Oatmeal Lace Cookies as much as I do!
Please leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating if you make them! I LOVE hearing from you! 💘
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Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 stick (or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 2/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 beaten egg room temperature
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add in the sugars. Whisk and cook until completely combined and the sugars have melted (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and transfer to a medium bowl.
- Add in the beaten egg, oats, flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. The batter will be thick.
- Scoop 1 tbsp of the cookie batter 3 inches apart onto your prepared baking sheets. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until golden and golden brown around the edges. The cookies will bubble as they bake, it's okay!
- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. They will crisp up as they cool! Be gentle when removing them from the baking sheet as they're fragile! Enjoy!
- Sandwich with ganache, Nutella, or melted chocolate to take them to the next level! Store your lace cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Store lace cookies with ganache, Nutella, or chocolate in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also store baked lace cookies in the freezer for up to 2 months.