Lace Cookies, also known as Florentine Cookies are a thin, chewy oatmeal cookie with a deliciously sugary taste, that are stackable for easy gifting. Oatmeal Lace Cookies are made with just 7 staple ingredients and are so quick and easy to make!
all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, brown butter until it turns brown in color and nutty in aroma. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine brown sugar, oats, egg and vanilla. Gradually add brown butter. Mix until combined.
Stir in salt and flour.
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet leaving ample room to spread. Bake 6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Salted or unsalted. It's completely your preference, use real butter, not margarine.
- Quick oats can also be used. If you have celiac, you want to opt for Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats.
- Just a hint of vanilla takes them over the top! You can substitute with almond extract or a little rum if you prefer.
- Salt is completely optional, if you use salted butter, you
want to eliminate.
All Purpose Flour
- Alternatively you can use white whole wheat flour or substitute one for one with rice flour to make them gluten free.
over the top or sandwich two together with chocolate!
Make Sandwich Cookies
- Fill with Nutella or melted chocolate wafers.
Make Almond Lace Cookies
- Reduce oatmeal to 1 3/4 cup rolled oats and add 1/2 cup almonds!
Use Almond Extract
- Simply substitute vanilla.
Add Orange or Lemon Zest
Dissolve 1 teaspoon instant
with sugar to add a hint of coffee flavor.
- Add 2 tablespoons diced crystallized ginger for a nice ginger flavor.
Chocolate Lace Cookies
- Simply add chocolate chips to the butter mixture and stir thoroughly to combine.
Add Whiskey Flavor
- Deglaze the brown butter pan with a tablespoon of whiskey - a reader suggestion we loved, too!
These are large cookies (and you deserve it!), should you choose to make them smaller, reduce baking time so the edges don't burn.
Use real butter, not margarine. Margarine doesn't brown and caramelize.
Allow to cool to set.
Tips to Make them Thin and Crispy
chill the dough. Mix and bake immediately.
Brown the butter. Melted butter helps them spread and caramelize.
Note the minimal amount of flour.
Do not use parchment paper, aluminum foil or grease your cookie sheet.
Use a spatula to remove them from the sheet after they cool for 5 minutes and allow them to cool on a wire rack to continue to crisp.
Room Temperature -
Cool cookies before storing in a glass airtight container. Store with wax paper up to 2 weeks.
- Cool cookies before storing in a glass airtight container. Store with wax paper up to 2 weeks. This method is great for keeping them crisp, especially in humid environments.
Freeze in an airtight container to keep them from crumbling, with wax paper, for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to thaw.
Stack in cellophane favor bags and tie with a ribbon for a beautiful Christmas gift for friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and more!
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