If you are looking for a simple crunchy cookie with a heavenly caramel taste, have I got a cookie for you: Oatmeal Lace Cookies.
Are these cookies traditional Irish in origin? I have no idea. Probably not.
More likely the name comes from the fact these cookies are so thin the oats stand out and bear a resemblance to Irish lace.
Regardless of how they got their name, the combination of brown sugar, butter and vanilla with minimal flour makes these taste like caramel, delicious heavenly crunchy caramel.
Ingredients for Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Just a few simple ingredients are all that is needed to make these delicious cookies:
butter - use butter or butter flavored coconut oil for the taste. If you use unsalted butter, you might want to add a pinch of salt
brown sugar - light or dark is fine.
flour - all purpose or your favorite gluten free flour
oatmeal - I prefer old fashioned, but I suppose you could use quick. Steel cut oats may be too chewy. Make sure the oats are gluten free if you need them to be.
No leavening? Nope. I didn't leave it out, these cookies are not supposed to rise.
Tips for Oatmeal Lace Cookies
These cookies are super easy to make, with a few tricks:
Use parchment paper or silicone baking mats to make the cookies easy to remove.
Watch them very carefully when baking. Because of the limited flour they will bake more quickly than other cookies so watch them carefully!
Let them rest on the pan for a few minutes to harden before trying to remove. Otherwise the cookies will likely mash together and not keep their lacy appearance.
Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all purpose flour (gluten-free if desired)
- 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (gluten-free if desired)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla,
- Stir in flour and oats.
- 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.
- Bake until cookies flatten and brown, about 10 minutes.
- Let cookies cool for 4 to 5 minutes on baking sheets. Lift from baking sheet with spatula to cooling racks to cool completely
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Until next time, happy eating.
I love your Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies to #FillTheCookieJar this month. They look delicious and so easy to make. Great for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies
I absolutely have to try this cookie! Honestly, you had me at crumbled up on ice cream. Perfection in any form!
Kim @ 2justByou
My kids are huge oatmeal cookie fans. I bet that first batch made a really yummy ice cream topping too!
Oh, these look yummy!
I've never heard of these cookies before, but they look really good!
Cindys Recipes and Writings
I might make extra just to have some for topping! Sounds good for yogurt too!
What a perfect cookie for a snowy day like today (and I'll probably have 6-10 of them because I've shoveled enough snow to earn them!). Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.
Krista - TheQuinntessentialMommy.com
These look delicious!! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty! http://www.thequinntessentialmommy.com
I simply love cookies with oats, and these look very tasty!!
Joanne T Ferguson
G'day great cookies Audrey and thx for sharing them at my Say gday Party pinned!
Saundra @ Famished Fish
I see you have a wonderful sous chef! And the cookies---love oatmeal.
I love lace cookies! When I go to World Market, I always buy some. I need to make some of these for my family (or should I say myself)!
Crystal @ Castle View Academy
Oh, I think Mom used to make these! I'll have to ask her the next time we talk.
They look delicious.
I have to admit I haven't had great success with lace type cookies, but Im going to give these a try and hope for a few good cookies and some ice cream topping too, lol they sure look good
I love oatmeal cookies, and I remember these kinds of cookies from when I was a kid. I have been looking for a recipe to replicate those yummy oatmeal cookies. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Well I am Irish and I have some of these in my biscuit tin 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.
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These look delicious - so light and crispy!
Love all that butter with the oatmeal - I can almost taste them.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Pinning!
Well I just put this on the list for my little chef to make up for the family. Thanks for Sharing on Merry Monday.
Lou Lou Girls
Oh my...so delicious! I'm always get so excited to see what you have brought to our party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls
Kelly @ Mum-bo
These look fantastic! I am glad you gave them another go after your first attempt. Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.
Thanks for hosting the party, Marilyn.
How many cookies does one batch make?
It depends on how big you make the cookies, 1-2 dozen probably.