Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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  • Oatmeal Lace Cookies are a thin, chewy oatmeal cookie with a deliciously sugary taste, that are stackable for easy gifting. Lace Cookies are made with just 7 staple ingredients and are so quick and easy to make! 

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    I’m not typically a fan of oatmeal, but the brown sugary, chewy texture of these Lace Cookies is out of this world – and addicting! If you loved my popular Better than Pecan Pie Cookies, I know you’ll be a fan of these lace cookies.

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    What Are Oatmeal Lace Cookies?

    Lace Cookies are named after their lacey appearance they receive when the sugar bubbles and creates tiny little gaps. Oatmeal lace cookies are dropped onto a lined cookie sheet by teaspoonful or with a cookie scoop and as they bake, they become flat, giving them their thin, chewy body.

    Lace Cookie Ingredients

    Lace Cookies are made with just a few staple ingredients and take just a few minutes to make!

    Butter – I always use salted butter in baking, but you can use salted or unsalted. It’s completely your preference! Since we’re browning it, it can be used straight out of the fridge!

    Brown Sugar – Brown Sugar gives these cookies they’re thin, crispy quality you can’t resist. It also offers a hint of irresistible molasses flavor!

    Rolled Oats – This gives the cookies their texture and adds a little body.

    Vanilla – Just a hint of vanilla takes them over the top! You can use store bought our homemade vanilla.

    Salt – Salt is completely optional, if you use salted butter, you may want to reduce if you’re not a fan of sweet and salty. However, I am and use both!

    Egg and Flour – These ingredients are essential to bond it all together. I always use all purpose flour, but if you would like a slightly healthier alternative, you can make them with white whole wheat flour.

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    How to Gift Lace Cookies

    They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. They’re the perfect cookie to bring to a cookie exchange. You can even  stack them in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon to gift to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers!

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    How to Make Lace Cookies

    They’re incredibly fast and easy to make in just one dish. A pot, in fact!  No need to soften the butter when you’ll be browning it to perfection to caramelize the brown sugar.

    • Brown butter in a saucepan until it turns brown in color and nutty in aroma.
    • Remove from heat and mix in brown sugar, oats, vanilla and egg.
    • Stir in salt and flour.
    • Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake.

    You can get the printable Oatmeal Lace Cookies recipe below! If you make these Lace Cookies, please leave a 5 star review in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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    Lace Cookies

    Oatmeal Lace Cookies are a thin, chewy oatmeal cookie with a deliciously sugary taste, that are stackable for easy gifting. Lace Cookies are made with just 7 staple ingredients and are so quick and easy to make! 

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword brown butter, christmas, christmas cookies, cookie exchange, cookies, easy recipe, oatmeal
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 6 minutes
    Total Time 11 minutes
    Servings 48
    Calories 90 kcal


    • 1 c butter
    • 2 1/4 c brown sugar packed
    • 2 1/4 c rolled oats
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3 Tbsp flour


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, brown butter until it turns brown in color and nutty in aroma. 
    3. Remove from heat. Mix in brown sugar, oats, vanilla and egg.
    4. Stir in salt and flour.
    5. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet leaving ample room to spread. Bake 6 minutes or until golden brown.

    Recipe Notes

    Stack in cellophane favor bags and tie with a ribbon for a beautiful Christmas gift for friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and more!

    Nutrition Facts
    Lace Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 90 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Saturated Fat 2g10%
    Cholesterol 13mg4%
    Sodium 86mg4%
    Potassium 29mg1%
    Carbohydrates 13g4%
    Sugar 10g11%
    Vitamin A 125IU3%
    Calcium 12mg1%
    Iron 0.3mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    I’m excited to join several of the friends I vacationed with over the summer to share some of our favorite sweet Christmas treats with you today. As you may recall, we met in Round Top, Texas for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Please take a moment to pursue all the sweet treats we made for!

    Check out these beautiful cookie recipes:

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    Gingerbread Cookies | Oatmeal Lace Cookies | Orange Gumdrop Bars | Peanut Butter Blossoms | Cream Horn Cookies {aka Lady Locks}


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