This dough spreads to make thin, lacy, oatmeal cookies that you peel off the cookie sheet. Great served with ice cream, or rolled into tubes while still warm and dipped in chocolate.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cover baking sheets with foil, then coat the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour and oat mixture until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges turn golden. Cool, then peel cookies off with your fingers. Be sure to re-spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray between batches.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 5.9 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2005
Wow! If you want to impress your friends and family, make these cookies. Here's what I did: I followed the recipe precisely. I used a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and made sure I just put a teaspoon for each cookie. I actually wound up making 58 cookies from this recipe. Then I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread the chocolate on the flat side of a cookie and put another cookie on top. They turned out very elegant - better than a Pepperidge Farm cookie. Of course, your using two of these cookies to make one big cookie, but it's worth it! I recommend that you use a Silpat baking sheet (I have two). Let the cookies cool well before you take them off the sheet. Cool on wax paper before putting the choclate on them. I am going to use this recipe for special occasions. Your family will think you've attending a french culinary school! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2004
Hold the phone!!! I tried this recipe 3 ways. The only way to get a decent cookie is to double the flour and cook on a non stick baking sheet (ungreased). Let them cool a few minutes and they will pop right off the sheet. Forget the foil-I had to throw that batch away!! They come out very nice when you double the flour. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2005
Wow! If you want to impress your friends and family, make these cookies. Here's what I did: I followed the recipe precisely. I used a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and made sure I just put a teaspoon for each cookie. I actually wound up making 58 cookies from this recipe. Then I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread the chocolate on the flat side of a cookie and put another cookie on top. They turned out very elegant - better than a Pepperidge Farm cookie. Of course, your using two of these cookies to make one big cookie, but it's worth it! I recommend that you use a Silpat baking sheet (I have two). Let the cookies cool well before you take them off the sheet. Cool on wax paper before putting the choclate on them. I am going to use this recipe for special occasions. Your family will think you've attending a french culinary school! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2005
Wow! If you want to impress your friends and family, make these cookies. Here's what I did: I followed the recipe precisely. I used a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and made sure I just put a teaspoon for each cookie. I actually wound up making 58 cookies from this recipe. Then I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread the chocolate on the flat side of a cookie and put another cookie on top. They turned out very elegant - better than a Pepperidge Farm cookie. Of course, your using two of these cookies to make one big cookie, but it's worth it! I recommend that you use a Silpat baking sheet (I have two). Let the cookies cool well before you take them off the sheet. Cool on wax paper before putting the choclate on them. I am going to use this recipe for special occasions. Your family will think you've attending a french culinary school! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
These are great! Followed recipe as written except I didn't cream the sugar and butter...I combined the dry ingredients and then I added the wet ingredients and mixed everything together. And I used regular rolled oats instead of quick-cooking. I patted down the balls a bit with my fingers before baking them to ensure even baking. I baked them on ungreased silicon mats and they popped right off when I peeled the mat off the pan. They are very sweet - sort of like a very crunchy sugar cookie. Very tasty when sandwiched with whipped cream between two cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2008
These cookies look and taste fantastic. I followed the recipe exactly and my only suggestion is to watch them very closely as they bake. I burned the first batch (typical for me) then I overcompensated and undercooked the second batch (again pretty typical) but for the third batch i kept my face pressed against the oven window and alas the perfect cookie! Okay so maybe you don't need to press your face into hot glass but these cookies do seem to go from undercooked to overcooked in about 30 seconds and it may be just because my brain wa too warm but it seemed like each batch took a different amount of time. Just watch close is all i'm saying. Lol Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2004
Hold the phone!!! I tried this recipe 3 ways. The only way to get a decent cookie is to double the flour and cook on a non stick baking sheet (ungreased). Let them cool a few minutes and they will pop right off the sheet. Forget the foil-I had to throw that batch away!! They come out very nice when you double the flour. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
Everyone who tried these cookies loved them. They were a hit. In my first batch I followed the recipe exactly and then sprayed a non-stick baking tray with pam but I had a really hard time getting the cookies off after they cooled. What I ended up doing was adding 1/4 cup more flour. I sprayed the baking sheet with pam and instead of taking the cookies off when cool I let them cool only a minute or two and then took them off while they were still hot. They cooled instantly when off the pan and came off in one piece. They looked perfect and tasted even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
These cookies are excellent! I followed the recipe exactly...the only thing I did different was cooked them on parchment paper. The first batch I did on foil & they turned out okay. The second batch I did right on the greased pan...couldn't even get the cookies off the pan. The third batch I did on parchment paper...& they turned out the best. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
These cookies are a family favorite. I generally use a half cup more of the oats called for and they turn out perfect every time. I use parchment paper to bake them on and they slide right off when cooled much easier than using the foil. Delicate cookie but very much worth the effort! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
This recipe has been in my family for 20 years. It is time consuming to make but worth it! ps. It is suppose to be flat and runny. Only put 1 tsp. of batter on cookie pan. It will spread out. When baked you peel the cookies off of tin foil(that is what I use) when they are cooled. Or you can peel them off when slightly warm and curl up and dip one end in chocolate. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
We love these cookies. Followed the recipe except baked them on an ungreased sil-mat and they were perfect. I found that if you press them down slightly with your fingers before baking they bake more evenly. Left half of them plain and played around with dipping the rest in chocolate and folding some of them around a wooden spoon handle. They were pretty and tasted so good. These were fun to make and we will enjoy them again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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