11.17.2010

Oatmeal Lace Cookies


These buttery and delicate cookies are simply delicious. You won't be able to eat just one. These dainty cookies are perfect for a tea or just...nibbling while blogging.

Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Then add eggs and vanilla and cream again.

Add flour, oatmeal, and salt and mix well until well incorporated.

Drop by teaspoon onto parchment paper line cookie sheet.

Bake until the edges are golden brown. Eat only a dozen.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened (8 oz)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (10.5 oz)
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
6 Tablespoon all-purpose, unbleached flour (1.8 oz)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (7 oz)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar until light yellow and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and cream until well combined. Add flour, salt, and oatmeal and mix until just incorporated and you may still see a little specks of flour. Spray parchment paper with oil spray. Drop by teaspoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are golden brown, but not too dark. Let cool completely until edges are completely set. Using a thin spatula, lift off cookies off the sheets.

Store in an airtight containers or freeze.

NOTE: These are very delicate so do not spoon more than a teaspoon of dough, lest you have one gigantic lace sheet after baking.

Makes about 7 dozen cookies.


32 comments:

  1. Eat only one dozen? That might be difficult. I know I will love these. Sometimes I simply crave oatmeal cookies!

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  2. Beautiful as always!! And your photos are gorgeous too.. as always!!

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  3. Heh heh--'only a dozen'? I think not! =)

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  4. Yum, Kay. I love cookies like this, especially as Christmas time is drawing near. Oh, and there's nothing like a sweet with redeeming qualities, and this is certainly one. Oatmeal is a sure fire way to make the most buttery sweet thing healthful too;-)! Yeah!

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  5. I have not made oatmeal lace cookies for at least a decade, and that was for a client in my catering business. I remember these delicate cookies so well. Yours turned out so beautiful and absolutely perfect.

    BTW-re: the blog award link, actually I did not use a link, I simply copied and pasted from the person who awarded to me. It's that simple. Just copy and paste it on your new post, and just continue through with your posting. Really, it's that simple!

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  6. I love how crisp and crunchy these cookies look! It would be so hard not to eat a whole batch of these myself. Beautiful!

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  7. oh love these bookmarking them to make this week :-) Rebecca

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  8. thanks for sharing this! I tried it today and it's so delish! :D I'll definitely make a huge batch of this for my Christmas giveaways :)

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  9. I just found your blog via Korean Mommy, You have such a positive outlook. I'm loving your blog.

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  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog, and now I've found yours and so happy to do so. I'm now following you so I don't miss another delicious recipe or eye-catching photo. These cookies look so good. I've never had the nerve to try them, but here you make it look so easy!

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  11. Oh Kay, these cookies are so cute...light and crispy...beautifully done :-) Love the pictures!

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  12. So sweet and ladylike! Thanks for another glimpse of delicious inspiration, Kay!

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  13. Kay, love these. Buttery, melt in your mouth crisps. (=

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  14. Your photos really capture how buttery and delicate these cookies really are! So beautifully golden.

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  15. Hi Kay! These cookies remind just a little bit of benne wafers, which I love by the way. I can't visit Charleston or Savannah and not pick up a box of them.

    Your look simply divine! I think I'd have a difficult time stopping even after a dozen. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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  16. butter... yum :p licking my lips just thinking about them :)

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  17. Those cookies are so elegant and delicate looking. They look like great gifts to give during the holidays!

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  18. those look delicious! they would make such a pretty dessert after a great meal!

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  19. My favorite cookies growing up were vanilla lace cookies. I used to look forward to Sundays because that was when my father would go to the bakery. I love the oatmeal rendition of them. They sound wonderful!

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  20. they're so delicate! if ever i feel the need to pretend i'm super strong and that my jaws are like vice grips, i'll chop into a couple of these. :)

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  21. You make them look so easy, I might just have to try them :)
    Thanks,
    mickey

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  22. Your cookies are so cute and delicate!
    Look delicious!

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  23. What beautiful dainty little cookies. They sound very tasty.

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  24. I have copied it to put in my recipe book! It's a must have and I think I'll drizzle some chocolate on top of that! Yum!
    Thanks! :)(drooling now)

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  25. oh these cookies look so lovely!! they'd be delightful with a cup of tea :)

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  26. I just made these this morning, I halved the recipe though as 7 dozen is too much for me!

    Ridiculous easy and fast.
    Thanks so much for posting this, Im gonna make these again and again, merci :)

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  27. My Grandma makes these all the time. She always used to tell me not to make them in the summer (we live in MN and it's quite humid most days of the summer) because it was humid an dthey won't set right. I plan to make them for the first time next week.

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  28. These are so tasty but mine turned out chewy. What does that mean?

    December 14, 2011 7:09PM

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  29. Hi, Anonymous! It could be one of these things:
    1. Cookie batter is over mixed: this releases extra gluten and makes baked goods chewy. I changed the instruction a slightly so it is clear.
    2. Cookies are underbaked: proper oven temp makes a difference, was oven preheated? Or could cookies be baked a few minutes longer? Were the cookies baked in the middle rack?

    Don't give up and try another batch, may be do half of the recipe until you get the result you want. :) Thanks so much for trying the recipe.

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  30. I noticed the instructions mention adding cream, but I didn't see it in the ingredients list. Was this an oversight?

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  31. Duh. I just asked the stupidest question ever. My apologies. This is what happens when one tries to bake while a child keeps getting out of bed!

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  32. Hi, Carrie! Having 4 kids, I totally understand!! Thanks so much for trying the recipe! I bet your toddler will appreciate the cookies tomorrow. :)

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