Oatmeal-Lace Cookies

Crisp and chewy at the same time, these Southern delicacies are simple to make, and they keep well in an airtight container.

  • Yield: Makes about 25 3-inch cookies
Oatmeal-Lace Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1991

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups uncooked rolled oats (do not use instant)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Let cool a bit and add all remaining ingredients except the eggs. Stir well to combine, then add the eggs. Mix thoroughly.

  3. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter at a time on the parchment, leaving at least 3 inches between cookies. Flatten batter into a circle with the back of a spoon. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until just golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

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