Lacy Oat Cookies


A drizzle of melted chocolate adds just the right amount of decadence to this cookie recipe.

Lacy Oat Cookies
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 dozen


  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao), melted

  • Flaky sea salt (optional)


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.

  2. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium. Remove from heat.

  3. In a food processor or blender process 1 1/2 cups of the oats to a coarse meal. Add ground oats and remaining 1 1/2 cups whole oats to saucepan; stir well.

  4. In a large bowl vigorously whisk together sugars, eggs, and vanilla 1 minute or until lightened in color and texture. Whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add oat mixture; stir well. Let batter rest 15 minutes.

  5. Drop batter by scant tablespoons at least 2 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until deep golden brown at edges. Let cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Let cookie sheets cool; repeat with remaining batter.

  6. Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate and, if you like, sprinkle with flaky salt; let set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Makes 45 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%
Folate, total 2.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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