I have to admit…
As much as I love comfort food and sweets, I have NEVVVVER eaten Oatmeal Lace Cookies.
Apparently it’s Taylor’s favorite cookie, and he got the recipe from his mom, Ms. Patsy, recently. So you know I had to at least try my best to bake up a batch.
The reason “lace” in the name of this cookie is because they bake up so thin with tiny air holes and pockets that really resemble “lace”. They’re crunchy, crispy and chewy at the same time, with a toffee flavor.
I’m a new fan.
I used rounded teaspoons of cookie dough placed on a 15 x 10 baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
The cookie dough spreads out a LOT, so it’s important to place your teaspoons-full of dough about 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. I baked 8 cookies at a time on a 15 x 10 baking sheet. This recipe also yields a LOT of cookies (approximately 80), but can easily be halved.
The original recipe stated to bake them for 12 minutes, but honestly… I kept burning them. I found that using a rounded teaspoon full of batter and baking them for 7 minutes exactly at 350 degrees F yielded the perfect, golden brown cookies. I later found out that Ms. Patsy used a larger amount of cookie dough, which was probably the reason for my baking foul in the beginning… oops! But I liked the size of them and 7 minutes was less baking time, so I was happy.
And the cookies were awesome.