Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies are light, crispy and very versatile. Whether enjoyed straight from the oven, drizzled with chocolate or sandwiched with a little ice cream in between, your friends and family are in for a delight.  

Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies Recipe

There are cookie exchanges. And, then there are super-charged, GINORMOUS cookie exchanges. I made these for the latter…the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap coordinated by Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil. Food bloggers across the U.S. (and some overseas too) received the names of three other food bloggers to whom they sent a dozen cookies. In return, each food blogger that participated received a dozen cookies from three different food bloggers. FUN! I received Bakery Style Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from NY Foodgasm, Chocolate Chip Cookies from from Sweet Potato Bites and Chocolate Banana Cookies from The Chocolate Cult. Mail time has been just plain, delicious FUN!

The best part is we raised money for Cookies for Kids Cancer in the process. This year we raised over $12,000 including matching contributions from brand partners!

Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

I love this this recipe because it uses lots and lots of oatmeal (think healthy.) It makes lots and lots of cookies in a short period of time (as in no shortage of gifts.) And, it’s easy to dress them up for beautiful gift presentation (more on that later.)

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

This itty, bitty teaspoonful of dough….

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Spreads on the baking sheet and turn into about 5 dozen lacy-like cookies in a matter of minutes. (I mean who doesn’t like lace?)

Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

It’s the perfect recipe for gifting because these cookies are so versatile! Add a few pieces of chocolate to the gift package for the recipient to melt and drizzle over the cookies. Or, these thin delicacies form the perfect outer cookie for an ice cream sandwich. Of course, they are very tasty straight from the oven too!

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Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies are light, crispy and very versatile too. Drizzle with chocolate or sandwich a little ice cream in between for a delightful treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60 cookies
Calories: 35kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal not the quick cooking kind
  • 1 cup sugar any combination of brown and white
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons flour or gluten-free replacement
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or vegan replacement 1 stick
  • 1 egg or vegan replacement beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir in melted butter and egg.
  • Place 12 leveled teaspoon size drops of batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. The cookies will spread while they cook so do not crowd them.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the sides just begin to brown. The center will still be slightly soft.
  • Allow them to sit on baking sheet for about 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1% | Calcium: 0.8% | Iron: 0.7%
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  1. My mom and I used to make pecan lace cookies every year, and we’d slather a ton of chocolate in the middle. But they were always really challenging to get right. I definitely need to give these a try, they look much easier and equally, if not more, delicious!

  2. I would have a hard time NOT eating every last one of these (I love oatmeal cookies)!

  3. Oatmeal cookies are my husband’s all-time favorites! These are so pretty too!

  4. These would be perfect for making with kids…so easy

  5. I haven’t made oatmeal lace cookies in ages and now I remember how lovely they are!!!

  6. I love simple recipes like this, especially when the end result is cookies!!

  7. They’re so pretty. I would love to make some of these and give them as gifts this year!

  8. Lace cookies have always been one of my favorite treats, and I love how easy they are to make!

  9. Ahh these look delicious!

  10. I love a good lace cookie. Even better with oats!

  11. This is a great idea for those of use who have children with nut allergies!

  12. I love a good laced cookie.

  13. You can never go wrong with oatmeal cookies. A classic! And I’m especially appreciative of them sans nuts, since my kids have an allergy. Win!

  14. You had me at easy : )

  15. Ginny McMeans says

    Wow! What a baking bonanza!!! These oatmeal lacy cookies look so good!

  16. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite kind of cookies, and yours are really gorgeous with their lacy look!

  17. I love, love all oatmeal cookies…and these look amazing~

  18. These look like the perfect cookies for an afternoon snack! Yum!

  19. I love a lacey crisp cookie, these are perfect and I would love to receive them in my mailbox. Please and thank you. 🙂

  20. Those are some pretty oatmeal cookies! And those boxes you used are so cute. Awesome that you all were able to raise so much money this year. 🙂

  21. These look perfect! I’ll take mine with a big scoop of coffee ice cream in between. 🙂

  22. So crispy, so delicate, so perfect!

  23. These DO look like they’re super easy to make! There is just something about oatmeal cookies… yours look particularly tasty!

  24. These cookies look absolutely amazing; certainly would have eaten my share without sharing them with the family. This was the first time that I participated in the cookie swap and really enjoyed it. There is nothing like combining fun with doing good.

  25. Love these lace cookies especially for the oats in them. In recent years I have been baking cookies for gift giving around the holidays so always happy to collect new recipes.

  26. These little lacy oatmeal cookies are to die for! Love them 🙂

  27. These look so beautiful and yummy great recipe!

  28. My type of cookie! And if they are easy, that’s even better. Love this recipe!

  29. These cookies look delicious! Genius to make lace oatmeal cookies! YUM

  30. Nelda Elaine says

    absolutely easy to make and everyone loves them thank you for sharing your recipe hugs nelda from Texas

  31. Sunny Bernstein says

    Followed all the directions. However they were too small and too dry. Made last batch with 1 T of batter. Bigger but still too dry.

  32. Sunny Bernstein says

    I have to retract my criticism. After they sat for a while they were very tasty and will make again.

  33. These cookies turned out super delicious!!
    I made them yesterday for my mama and I and we loved, Loved, LOVED them!
    In fact, I about to make some more today.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  34. Susie Vandeventer says

    These are easy and I like to think healthy. I bring them to my department meetings and my picky eaters love them and can’t stop eating them. I can’t stop eating them either. They freeze well too!❤️

  35. They look and sound delicious and I’d like to try making them with almond flour but wondering if it would noticeably change anything about the cookie. Any idea?

    • Hi! I have not tried this, but it should work, particularly since such a small amount is needed. Use the same amount of almond flour – i.e. sub one for one.

  36. Salted or unsalted butter?

  37. Your oatmeal lace cookies look delicious unfortunately, my hubby & I are both diabetic. Would you know how to substitute the sugar with pure Stevia?

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