Lace Cookies

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Lace Cookies are thin and crispy oatmeal cookies filled with chocolate. They are a favorite Christmas cookie! 

Lace Cookies are always a favorite Christmas Cookie. Everyone loves these thin and crispy oatmeal cookies filled with chocolate!

We are cookie crazy this week. I blame it on the holiday season, even though I am always crazy about cookies. At least I have an excuse this time of year:) Every Christmas I make Lace Cookies. They are a tradition in our home and I finally got around to making a batch this week. We put up our Christmas tree and enjoyed lace cookies to celebrate the season. Everyone loves these thin and crispy oatmeal cookies that are filled with chocolate.

Lace cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery. They are good eaten plain, but we always spread one cookie with melted chocolate and add another cookie on top. Lace cookies sandwiched between chocolate are the best. We use dark chocolate, but milk or white chocolate would be tasty as well. I have even used Nutella and  talk about a treat! Josh likes to eat his lace cookies with hot chocolate-double the chocolate, double the fun! They are also great with milk, tea, or coffee.

Make lace cookies part of your Christmas tradition this year. These dainty cookies always make an appearance at our house. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

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Lace Cookie Recipe are the perfect Christmas cookie! Everyone loves these thin and crispy oatmeal cookies that are filled with chocolate!

Lace Cookies

These pretty cookies are so easy to make and a favorite during the holiday season.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and oats. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, cream, corn syrup, and vanilla. Mix with the beater blade until smooth. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix to combine.
  4. Drop about 3/4 of a teaspoon of batter onto prepared baking sheets. Try to make the cookies all the same size. Place only 12 cookies on each sheet because the cookies will spread in the oven.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Find 2 cookies that are about the same size. Spread one cookie with melted chocolate. Place other cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Facts
Lace Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I make something similar, but instead of oats I add finely ground almonds and they are fantastic! I also add ganache to make a sandwich. Next time I make them I will try with oats.

  2. I am thrilled to finally find a lace cookie recipe that is easy to do and does not require odd ingredients or things I do not already have. I LOVE these cookies and can hardly wait to make them.

  3. It’s been many years since I made these. You can also roll them around a wooden spoon handle while they are still warm. If they cool too fast stick them back in the oven for a few moments…

  4. My MIL buys these all the time at World Market… they are SO GOOD!
    I think this is one of those recipes that has to be made with real butter, but I am sooo going to have to try to create a dairy free version of these!

  5. These look amazing
    I can’t do processed sugar
    do you think that I could replace the granulated sugar with maple sugar
    & the corn syrup with agave??

    they look too delicious to ignore!!

  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    I used to stop at a store called The Cookie Jar ( right by the last stop of the No. 4 train in The Bronx) after a long day of work. They have been my favorite for more than 40 years. I used to get them with white chocolate. Somehow, with the white color sandwiched between, they reminded me of snowflakes. I am so glad I found your recipe.

  7. I followed the measurements and instuctions exactly but my cookies didnt turn out like lace… they just look like regular cookies and i needed to flatten them before baking for it wont expand…

  8. If i wanted to try an exceptionally small amount of jelly in them and then dip the ends in melted chocolate, what flavor jelly would you suggest? currant perhaps? or another

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