Oatmeal Lace Cookies - VeryVera

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

This is by far my husband’s favorite cookie. These cookies get their name from their lace-like appearance. The recipe has been adapted through the years and now I’m confident that it’s just right!

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 12m
  • Yield: 36-40 cookies
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  • 1 c Quaker Oats® Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 c salted butter
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat the convection oven to 325°F and prepare three cookie sheets with aluminum foil, dull side up.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, sugar, flour, and salt. Stir well.
  3. Place butter in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat and melt until almost bubbling.
  4. Pour the hot butter over the oats mixture in the mixing bowl. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Add in the beaten egg, stirring vigorously until the mixture is thick, about 1 minute.
  6. Drop the cookie mixture by scant teaspoonfuls at least 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets.
  7. Place the sheet pans in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are browned and the centers are golden. Watch carefully in the last 5 minutes, the cookies bake very quickly.
  8. Remove the pans from the oven and let the cookies cool for about 1 minute on the pan before transferring the foil to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before trying to remove them from the foil.
  9. **For sweet/salty caramel flavor, sprinkle the warm cookies with kosher salt.