Grandma's Lace Cookies


This is one of my favorite cookie recipes that has been passed down to me from my Grandmother. Friends and family love them—they are so addictive!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
10 cookies


  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats (such as Quaker™)

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave.

    Sugar added to melted butter in a large mixing bowl.

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  3. Add sugar and stir to combine. Add beaten egg and mix well. Stir in oats, flour, vanilla, salt, and baking powder.

    a top down view of melted butter, sugar, eggs, and oats combined in a glass mixing bowl.

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  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving plenty of room to spread.

    Teaspoonfuls of dough added to baking sheet, with space in-between them.

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 8 minutes. Let cool completely before removing cookies from foil.

    Lace cookies baked until edges are golden-brown.

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Close up on a stack of golden-brown, Grandma's lace cookies.

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Editor's Note:

Based on review feedback, we have edited the instructions to include spraying the aluminum foil with cooking spray. Or use parchment paper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* 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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