These buttery, crispy and chewy Oatmeal Lace Cookies with pecans are so elegant and deliciously addictive!
The reason “lace” is in the name of this cookie is because they bake up so thin with tiny air holes and pockets that really resembles lace. They’re crispy and chewy at the same time with a buttery toffee flavor.
How Many Cookies Does This Recipe Yield?
This recipe yields approximately 66 cookies.
The cookie dough spreads out a LOT, so it’s important to place the dough about 3 inches apart on the baking sheet (lined with parchment paper).
Since the dough spreads so much, you’ll only need a heaping teaspoon (1-1/2 teaspoons) of dough per cookie.
Tips for Baking Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- Use parchment paper! These cookies are so thin and delicate, they are removed easily from the paper without breaking the cookie.
- This recipe calls for butter that has been melted, then cooled to room temperature. Melt your butter first and allow to cool while you’re measuring the remaining ingredients.
- Watch the cookies carefully to avoid over-baking. The recipe states to bake for 7-8 minutes (my oven bakes them in 7-1/2 minutes exactly), but every oven is different.
Originally published December 22, 2013. Updated with new photographs, recipe revised and republished November 10, 2019.