Simple & Sweet: Lace Cookies Recipe

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Lace cookies are simple to make but rich in sweetness and flavor. Check out our easy-to-follow recipe and bake up a batch this weekend!

When you just want a really quick cookie that takes almost no time to bake, these 3-ingredient cookies are just the thing!

Lace cookies simple and sweet recipe.

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3-Ingredient Cookies

For this week’s dessert, I actually turned to my older sister’s recipe for lace cookies. I remember how her after-school ritual would include baking half a batch and sharing them with me while we completed our homework.

The best thing about these cookies is that they only need 3 easy ingredients. Plus, they are just a ton of fun to make! In fact, they are just as fun to make as chocolate chip muffins.

Have a bit more time and want to try a fun variation on this recipe? Make our oatmeal lace cookies too!

Golden lace cookies on a white plate.

What Are Lace Cookies?

They are called lace cookies because up close, they look like they have a pattern that resembles delicate lace.

These cookies are crispy and melt in your mouth. They are the best way to make memories with your friends or kids.

How To Make Lace Cookies

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Closeup of crispy lace cookie texture.

Baking & Storing Tips

All of the exact steps are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have some additional tips I want to share.

Line The Baking Sheets With Parchment Paper

If you line the baking sheets with parchment paper, clean-up is a breeze! Plus, it prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan.

How To Tell When Cookies Are Done

You’ll be able to tell the lace cookies are finished baking when they turn a nice golden brown color – just like in my photos.

Let Them Cool Completely

Before you try to take them off the baking sheet, let them cool completely. This is another benefit of using parchment paper. I like to pick up the parchment paper – with the cookies still on it – and move it to the counter. This lets the cookies cool off without me breaking them on accident.

A person holding a lace cookie over a plate.

Store Cookies At Room Temperature

The best way to store the cookies is at room temperature, so I keep them on the countertop in a sealed container.

When you store the cookies, place a sheet of parchment paper in between each one. This way, they won’t stick to each other.

These cookies are very sticky, so anything you can do to keep them separated is a good idea.

Have you ever had lace cookies before? What’s your secret to getting them ooey, gooey, and chewy? Let us know in the comments below!

How to make lace cookies.
Simple & Sweet: Lace Cookies Recipe
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Lace Cookies

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A classic recipe that's full of sweetness and super easy to make!
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:7 mins
Total Time:12 mins

SERVINGS

12

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • Combine all ingredients
  • Drop 1 tsp of dough loosely on baking sheet, leaving 1-2 inches between each one
  • Bake 5-7 minutes until golden brown

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, lace cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 312kcal

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12 Comments

  1. It’s amazing how simple ingredients can make a really good cookie. They look thin though – I think I’d prefer a thicker cut especially when it’s crisp and sweet. Warm milk would be a nice complement to drink.

  2. These cookies look so good especially with a cup of hot tea or coffee. To be honest, I have seen these cookies many time just didn’t know they were called Lace Cookies. I need to see if I can make a few for the kids! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. Lace cookies scare me! I seriously thought they would be difficult to make but reading your post makes me feel like they may be something that I can handle after all.

  4. I never had a lace cookie though I have seen a treat that reminds me of this. Looks and sounds good. So awesome that you got such a great art from your mom. Seems like you do it really well too.

  5. I haven’t thought about lace cookies in such a long time! When I was little my grandma made them for special occasions. While I’ve tried, they’re never quite as good as hers. She always said the secret was to use a good non stick baking mat. x

  6. I never knew this was so easy! I am so making these this week. I had cookies similar to this at the Fancy Food Show in Manhattan that were sandwiched with caramel or chocolate. I could not get over how delicious they were and now I can make them at home anytime I want!? Even better!! Thank you so much for this xx

  7. This is so creative on how you make the lace cookies. You can make it pretty much on any occasion. Aside from the looks it seems like it taste very tasty too. All ingredients are easy to find and I always keep it on my kitchen. Looking forward for more of your recipe in the future.

  8. How many grams is a stick of butter. We can’t buy them in sticks, only 250g & 500g packs. Thanx dying to try them when I know how much butter to use.

    1. Hi June!

      One stick of butter is approximately 113 grams (1/2 cup) – I hope this helps. These lace cookies are absolutely delicious. One of my all-time favourites!

      Thanks,
      Lisa