Oatmeal-Lace Cookies

25 3-inch cookies

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


  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter

  • 3 cups uncooked rolled oats (do not use instant)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten


  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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