Lace Cookies

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.
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  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and oats. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Drop about ¾ 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.
  • 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.
  • Find 2 cookies that are about the same size. Spread one cookie with melted chocolate. Place other cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies.


Calories: 95kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 117IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

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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. These look gorgeous. I am making something similar this weekend- I hope. Yours came out awesome!

  2. OMG- -you just had me flash back to amazing memories of my grandma who used to always bring me a box of these from NYC. Loved that woman so πŸ™‚ XO

  3. Do you think these could be rolled into a tube while they are still hot from the oven, or do they get to firm in there? I am looking for something like this to pip full of chocolate mousse. They look delicious!

  4. i love lace cookies but have actually never made them. how long do you think they stay good for before getting soft and losing their crisp?

  5. I’ve been a cookie making fool lately too!

    At a restaurant I worked at, we made lace cookies, shaped them into a bowl; unmolded them and filled the lace cookie bowls w/ a mixture of pastry and sweetened whipped cream; top it w/ sliced stawberries, apricot glaze and voila! An elegant dessert based on the lace cookie. It was very popular!

  6. Lace cookies are so nostalgic for me, I had them when I was a kid. I can’t remember the name of the neighbor who made them, but she handed them out to all the kids playing in the area.

  7. I love lace cookies, especially with chocolate! I’ve eaten many of them but have never made them. After seeing your gorgeous cookies, I just might have to give it a try! πŸ™‚

  8. These are so pretty and delicate – a nice change from some of the heavier sweets. I might have to drop by your house and steal a few of these. πŸ˜‰

  9. You have been baking up a storm lately! These cookies look so beautiful and absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  10. I love lace cookies! We haven’t made them in years though. I may have to find a little time to make these this year… and definitely with dark chocolate in between the cookies.

  11. Very pretty, particularly good wit hthe chocolate! I have only ever tried making these once and I didn’t quite get the “trick” to properly baking them and ended up with a lot of cookie pieces. Maybe I need to try again.

  12. Wow! I just saw 2 posts on lace cookies and I never heard of it! Looks to make! Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  13. These look sensational, Maria. I’m just now organizing my list of Christmas cookies to bake this year and think I should add these beauties!

  14. I recently came across a recipe for Lace Cookies and I was immediately intrigued. Your photos and recipe are further proof that I need to make this delicious treat!

  15. You know, I have always always always wanted to make these but never had the guts to attempt it before! Perhaps this is the year! Love the sound of that nutella filling…

  16. I think we all agree that most of us have never heard of these ever. Hehe. But they look really really good. I’m looking forward to bookmarking them right now and trying them out in a bit. Thanks for inspiring us. πŸ™‚

  17. These look and sound delicious. Can you believe that I have never had a lace cookie before?! I will definitely have to try these. πŸ™‚

  18. Bookmarking this! We always buy cookies called “Laceys”, but I’ve never seen a recipe for them! Thank you & Happy New Year!

  19. 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.

  20. Just made these and I feel silly. Mine won’t spread out and get lacey. I followed the recipe. Any suggestions?

  21. 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.

  22. 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…

  23. 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!

  24. 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!!

  25. These are probably not the lace cookies you werd looking for but they look fantastic! I am ending my search and giving these the old college try!

  26. 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.

  27. 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…

  28. 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