Delicate and buttery, these Oatmeal Lace Cookies are exactly what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Giving a family favourite a twist of oatmeal goodness.
My recipe for classic lace cookies is probably one of the most visited posts on my blog – and for good reason! They’re easy to whip-up and are an absolute delight for your taste buds.
I remember making lace cookies when I was a wee little one. They were my sister’s go-to. She would always prepare a batch after school. I would watch her from across the counter – and ever since, I’ve associated lace cookies with her.
To create a bulkier cookie, I decided to bake a batch of Oatmeal Lace Cookies. I love that they have more substance, feeling a bit heavier (and thus, preventing me from inhaling twelve in one sitting).
Once baked, oatmeal lace cookies caramelize and spread evenly (and beautifully!). The oats add a delicious flavour, giving it a more sturdy texture – especially compared to a traditional lace cookie.
Ingredients for Oatmeal Lace Cookies
It wouldn’t be shocking if you already had the all ingredients required for Oatmeal Lace Cookies. You will need the following:
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Vanilla extract
- Rolled oats
The Importance of Temperature
Temperature in baking is absolute key. Baking is a science, and if you don’t follow certain procedures to a T, it can really effect your final product.
For my oatmeal lace cookies, you’ll want to melt your butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Then, you’ll add your flour, salt, and vanilla into the mix. Be sure to remove the skillet from the heat before adding the above-mentioned ingredients.
Next, you’ll want to cool down that mixture for about 10-15 minutes. You will not want it to be scalding hot. The next ingredient to add is the egg, and if it’s extremely hot, then you run the risk of cooking the egg (rather than having it mix smoothly into the cookie batter).
Ready to Bake
Once you’ve prepared the batter for your oatmeal lace cookies, it’s time to bake! Use a tablespoon to scoop up the correct amount of cookie batter. Twelve dollops of the batter should fit on a standard cookie sheet. Be sure to flatten out the cookies slightly – then, let the oven do its thing! During its quick baking time (they only take about 8 minutes to bake!), they will spread and caramelize to its beautiful cookie form!
How to Make Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Making oatmeal lace cookies is a total breeze. Be sure to follow the above-mentioned tips to ensure that you get your batter just right – then you’ll have 2 batches to enjoy for the rest of the day. Trust me, I don’t think they’ll last longer than that (yup, they’re THAT good!).
Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- Medium-sized Saucepan
- baking sheet
- Parchment Paper
- 1 stick butter approx. ½ cup
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add butter and brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan. Melt and mix both ingredients over medium heat.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and add flour, vanilla, and salt. Stir quickly, incorporating all ingredients – set aside to cool for about 15 minutes.
- Working quickly, add eggs to batter and mix. You will want to make sure the batter is not scalding hot so that your egg doesn't cook once added. The egg should be blended/well-combined into the batter.
- Add oats and fold carefully.
- Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to drop dollops of the mixture onto lined baking sheets. 12 should fit on each sheet – be sure to keep them 1 ½ – 2 inches apart. Use the back of a spoon to spread out each mound slightly.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool before serving.