Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Rick (aka: the husband) likes thin and chewy oatmeal cookies and the only ones I know how to make are too fluffy for him.  Truth game:  My oatmeal cookies are thin and crisp.  The husband is obviously smoking the wacky weed.  

Because I am a good wife I try to find recipes that will make my man happy.  I snorted at this and then realized that this was how I found the recipe below and I need to shut my piehole because it appears that I have some kind of Stepford situation going on.  Or, it could be that I’m just a considerate and kind person (shut-up, it could happen).

I googled around and found this recipe.  I tried it based solely on the photo of the finished product that was on the site.  Oatmeal Lace – there’s no way to lose.  Those fuckers have got to be thin enough for the husband.

This is not your one bowl type of cookie, but it’s not hard to make either.  I just measured out my dry ingredients so that I was ready for the whole shebang to happen.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Here’s a really bad picture of the dry ingredients.  Seems like old times, no?

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Waldo helped out by laying in the middle of the kitchen floor for his nap. Oatmeal Lace Cookies

The butter and brown sugar goes in a saucepan and after the mixture has been cooked smooth, you add the rest of the ingredients. It reminds me of making no-bake cookies except you bake these. No shit, Nance.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

I scooped them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have a cookie scoop you’re not really happy. I went years without one then one day I broke down and got one. I will never make another cookie without it. It’s that nice. But I cringe every time I use parchment paper because it cost real money and I’m just going to throw it away. Robyn uses fancypants parchment paper sheets. I don’t know why I care because I sure as hell don’t mind rolling the hell out of the aluminum foil. Maybe I’m a tree-hugger and just don’t know it.  Maybe I secretly hate metal.  Maybe I’m just a nutbag with issues about particular things.  I think the last one is it.   Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Then I baked them until they were golden brown.  I showed my filthy oven because I want Amanda to appreciate the fact that I cook like a degenerate.  Some of us are not as precious as she surely is.  Sigh.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

This is what I ended up with. My mom (Shirley) and I did not like them. Rick loved them. Too bad he’s never getting them again because I sure as hell am not making something I don’t like.  I have no idea if you’ll like them or not.

Try this recipe at your own risk.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Original Source/Author:
: Cookie
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 2¼ cups rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. Heat Butter and brown sugar in a 2-qt saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter is melted and mixture is smooth
  3. Stir in oats, flour, salt, egg, and vanilla
  4. Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon on baking sheets, leaving 2" between to allow for spread
  5. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 30 seconds before removing to racks.



Oatmeal Lace Cookies — 22 Comments

  1. While I’ve never met an oatmeal cookie I didn’t like, I’m with you – I prefer fluffy. Hmm, never really thought of cookies as fluffy. Anyway…. these look like they’d stick to my teeth. Not to mention, where’s the chocolate chips? And the p-nut butter? And raisins? Hey! I have an idea – do you think you could find a good monster cookie recipe and try it? And why do I suspect you hate monster cookies?

    • You are right, I do not like monster cookies. There is too many different flavors in there and I think they’re disappointing. But who knows, maybe I’ll find a monster cookie recipe that I think will work and I’ll give it a shot one day.

  2. Holy crap I forgot about Amanda. I’m sure she’d find fault in this recipe. It would be so nice to hear her thoughts.

    I know you and Robyn have those things called “lives” but man I miss yall doing DCEP.


  3. They aren’t oatmeal cookies unless they have spice in them. Usually cinnamon. Otherwise, it’s just baked oatmeal.
    Glad to see a new post – hope to see more of them? (Hint, hint?) But I know you and Robyn are busy and have real lives and stuff. While the rest of us slackers sit in breathless anticipation of another recipe. Well, maybe not breathless, since personally, I want to LIVE! But you get the idea.

  4. Ha! I forgot about Amanda. I hope she has DCEP on a feed. 😉
    Rick is a lucky fella because your cookies turned out looking perfect.
    Alas, I too prefer fluffy cookies. It’s ok though, because the repartee is always satisfyingly delicious!

  5. OMG! Those look delicious! They look exactly like the type of cookie I like, thin and crunchy almost like a brittle. Damn girl, you’re going to make me bake.

  6. Damn. I forgot how much I missed the snark! I do remember Amanda though so that counts, right?

    Even though I don’t like oatmeal cookies I still enjoyed reading the post.

  7. Isn’t there a cookie recipe that takes this lace cookie a step further by rolling the cookie into a tube or cone shape and then stuffs it with a cannoli type filling? (I promise I am NOT Amanda and please don’t throw your cookie scoop at me!!). ?

    • Belgian lace cookies are the ones that you wrap around something while they are still warmish so they can be formed into a tube or cone and then fill with a cream filling. I have been looking for a thin oatmeal cookie recipe, I think I’ll try this but add a little more flour.

  8. Oh, this reminds me. If someone were making Lady Locks for a cookout they’re attending, I think they need to take pictures and post the recipe. Is what I think.


    Ahem. Ok, deep breath.

    I missed you folks. I come back every so often for the zucchini tots recipe, and I was pretty excited to see something new, even if it’s just this one time.

  10. Wow, am I glad I decided to click on my bookmark again (hope springs eternal)! So happy to see you again – I may have done a happy dance (but you’ll never know). Loved the Amanda baiting. As far as the cookie, it reminds me of a Christmas cookie my mom makes. As I recall, it’s pretty much this recipe, but you melt milk chocolate chips and spread that between two of the cookies (to make Milk Chocolate Florentines). I really like them, but they’re a royal pain in the ass, because you have to cook them EXACTLY the right length of time or you can’t peel them off the aluminum foil. (The recipe may have been written before parchment paper became available in supermarkets.) I hope Rick appreciates you, and that you have time for more entries.
    And I agree with some of the other comments, an oatmeal cookie has both heft and spices. And preferably chocolate chips.

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