Buttery Lace Cookies Recipe
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Buttery Lace Cookies Recipe

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I worked with a group of engineers for over 30 years, and these cookies were a favorite of theirs. They go so well with a steaming cup of coffee or tea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 90 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, flour and baking powder. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Stir in butter and pecans.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased foil-lined baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lacy and golden brown. Cool completely on pans before carefully removing to wire racks. Yield: about 9 dozen.
Originally published as Buttery Lace Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"yummy....best lace cookie recipe I've made so far."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"This recipe caught my eye because it is quick and easy to assemble and makes a large quantity. I did have to tinker with it a bit, however. To me, the first batch came out too sweet and too oily. I also felt the almond flavoring overpowered the taste. (That's just my taste. You might like it just fine the way it is.) I started over using 1 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 sticks of butter and substituting an additional 1/2 tsp of lemon flavoring for the almond. I also baked them on parchment paper-lined baking sheets so there was no need to oil the surface. The second batch came out really well - light, crispy, lemony and not too sweet. I would definitely make this recipe again."

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