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Recipe: Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Recipe: Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

by Erin Fletter
Photo by Studio Naae
prep time
10 minutes
cook time
7 minutes
4-6 servings

Equipment Checklist

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium mixing bowl


Oatmeal Lace Cookies

  • 1/4 C butter, softened **(for DAIRY ALLERGY sub dairy-free/nut-free butter, like Earth Balance)**
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract **(for GLUTEN ALLERGY use gluten-free pure vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla flavor—check label)**
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 C oats **(for GLUTEN ALLERGY sub gluten-free/nut-free oats)**
  • 2 T all-purpose flour **(for GLUTEN ALLERGY sub gluten-free/nut-free all-purpose flour)**

Food Allergen Substitutions

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

  • Dairy: Substitute dairy-free/nut-free butter, like Earth Balance brand.
  • Gluten/Wheat: Use gluten-free pure vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla flavor. Substitute gluten-free/nut-free oats. Substitute gluten-free/nut-free all-purpose flour.


Oatmeal Lace Cookies

preheat + measure + mix

Preheat your oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, measure and mix together 1/4 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 pinch of salt. In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup oats and 2 tablespoons flour and then add in the butter-sugar mixture. Mix everything together well!

drop + spread + bake

Drop tablespoons of batter about 2 inches apart on your lined baking sheets (leaving room for them to spread). Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, closely watching so they don't burn. Cool the cookies on a plate, and they will get crispy as they cool!

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