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These delicious yet easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie. Made with double the vanilla and sweet brown sugar. These cookies are crisp, buttery, and perfectly sweet with hints of caramel throughout. They’re generously sandwiched with melted chocolate, making every cookie even more delicious. Fun and easy to bake, even yummier to eat, great for gifting, and a festive addition to your Christmas cookie box!

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies |

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I’m sharing my very first Christmas cookie of the season. And it’s such a yummy Christmas cookie too! I was going to wait to share this recipe until after all of the Thanksgiving feasts had concluded. But then my mom pointed out that there could be a few of you looking for last-minute cookies for tomorrow.

Or maybe you have time off this week and are planning all of your Christmas cookie baking. Whatever your circumstances, I think we all can enjoy these yummy chocolate oatmeal lace cookies.

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies |

I made my first ever lace cookies even before the days of this website. Then I shared the recipe in November of 2012. I made those cookies with Nutella, and if you look at the photos, they’re certainly not the greatest. But the idea of an oatmeal lace cookie will forever sound delicious to me.

I wanted to recreate and update those cookies. I wanted to make them easier and even more delicious. And I wanted to nix the Nutella filling and use straight chocolate, Asher’s favorite!

For any of you not familiar with lace cookies, they’re very thin cookies usually made from either nuts or oatmeal. They’re meant to be VERY thin and crisp, and they’re often sandwiched with fillings like chocolate or buttercream.

Lace cookies are classic Christmas cookies in my book, and fortunately for us, they’re so easy to make!

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies |

Here are the details

Step 1: melt together the butter and brown sugar

Working in a medium skillet, gently melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Do not rush this process. Go slow and allow the sugar time to melt evenly. Whisk continuously during this process. This will help the mixture come together and form a caramel-like sauce.

When the sugars have melted and a sauce forms, remove the pan from the heat.

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Step 2: the remaining ingredients

Mix in the honey and vanilla, and whisk until very glossy and shiny. This should be pretty.

Next, mix in the oats, almond flour, and salt.

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Step 3: let the dough sit

Let the mixed dough cool, then after 5 minutes mix in the egg white. The egg white will bring the dough together and moisten it.

When the dough is together let it firm up for 10 minutes on the counter.

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Step 4: scoop the cookies

Using a teaspoon measure, scoop out the dough.

Bake for 7-8 minutes until deeply golden on the edges. Let the cookies cool completely before removing them. They should harden up.

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Step 5: the chocolate

Use your favorite chocolate, melt it, and then sandwich it together with the cookies. Enjoy a few while still melty and delish. Then let the rest set for enjoying later. Or better yet, save half and gift the other half!

These cookies are GOOD! Crisp and sweet on the outside with hints of browned butter, caramel, and sweet vanilla. Plus plenty of chocolate drizzled over top.

Together they’re just delicious! As in grab a third or fourth cookie kind of good!

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies |

Looking for other holiday cookie recipes? Here are my favorites: 

Christmas Monster Cookies

2022 Christmas Cookie Box

2020 Holiday Cookie Box

Holly Jolly Santa Cookies

Easy Vanilla Bean Christmas Lights Cookies

Easy Hot Chocolate Lace Cookies

Vanilla Wreath Cookies

Chai Spiced Santa Cookies with White Chocolate Frosting

Lastly, if you make these easy Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 193 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. In a skillet with sides, melt the butter together with the brown sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, until the sugar dissolves and looks similar to caramel. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Whisk in the honey and vanilla, whisking until smooth and glossy. Add the oats, almond flour, and salt mixing until combined. Let cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the egg white. Let the dough sit for 10 minutes to thicken. 
    2. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    3. Drop 1 teaspoon-size amount of dough on the prepared baking sheets, placing each one 3 inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown around the edges. The butter will be bubbling up around the cookies, this is OK. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cook completely. 
    4. Sandwich each cookie with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with sea salt (if desired). Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
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  1. 5 stars
    Omg, girl, this might be my new favorite cookie! I was a little intimidated but followed the directions exactly and it worked perfectly!! They taste like toffee but better because of the oat texture in there. For sure will be making many more times in the future! Thanks!!

    1. Hey Annie,
      Amazing:) So glad to hear that you enjoyed these cookies, thanks so much for making them! xT