My Nana's Lace Cookies

These are delicate lace cookies with an amazing taste! A tradition in our family for Christmas since I was a little girl. These cookies spread to make a very thin wafer, almost transparent. Super easy to make, but be careful, as they can be quick to burn or cool too much on your cookie sheet - and then you'll be chipping the cookies off of your cookie sheet! I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. Store in an airtight container until serving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 dozen cookies


  • 2 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats

  • 2 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix oats, brown sugar, flour, and salt together in a bowl. Stir in melted butter until well blended. Pour in egg and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

  3. Drop dough by 1/2 teaspoonfuls, at least 2 inches apart, on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly until firm, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Continue baking remainder of cookies, 1 cookie sheet at a time, according to instructions.

Cook's Note:

Bake only 1 cookie sheet at a time. Be sure to keep an eye on cookies as they bake, as they can burn quickly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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