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!
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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!
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:
- Flour – If you are sensitive to gluten, you can use gluten-free flour
- Butter – Use unsalted butter
- Brown Sugar – Dark or light brown sugar both taste the same in these cookies
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
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.
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!
- 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
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