irish oatmeal lace cookies

Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour gluten-free if desired
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal gluten-free if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour baking sheets
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla;
  3. Stir in flour and oats.
  4. Drop batter by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets leaving plenty of room for cookies to expand - at least 3-4 inches. Flatten dough slightly with spoon or fingertips.
  5. Bake until cookies flatten and brown, about 10 minutes.
  6. Let cookies cool for 4 to 5 minutes on baking sheets. Lift from baking sheet with spatula to cooling racks to cool completely