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So I bake. Like a lot. Maybe more than I cook. Probably way too much, for the normal person that is.

There are a lot of us in this house (but you already know this). We like our chocolate (again, I am sure you have figured this out by now).

Creaming butter, whipping cream, melting chocolate those are all second nature to me. I could do them in my sleep. So to say that I am excited for all the holiday treats (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, sweat breads, and truffles) that I have yet to make is an understatement! See I have been writing my “to bake this Christmas list” since October. I know…this is embarrassing and I should not be telling you this.

So yeah, I have my Christmas treats planned from now until Christmas. Yes, I am crazy. And yes, probably a little OCD as well. But honestly what is better than Christmas cookies. You can NEVER have too many! I mean come on, I can not be the only one with people dropping in for an overnight (errr, more like week) stay? I have to be prepared!

First up this season? Lace Cookies. But of course not just any old lace cookies. Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Lace Cookies. I had never made lace cookies before yesterday and I have no idea why! They have a really nice mix of crunchy and creamy. I know that sounds odd, but it is the best way to describe them. Other than insanely addicting!

Crunchy, creamy, buttery, and chocolatey! These cookies are soo goood! Yes, I know, I say this all the time. I really mean it though. I mean let’s be real, there is Nutella in the middle. How could anything stuffed with Nutella not be crazy good?

Nutella Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 170 kcal

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  • 1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Once melted, whisk in the brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Whisk in the vanilla. Add the oats, flour, and salt mixing until combined. Let cool 5 minutes, then stir in the egg white. Let the dough sit 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 teaspoons size amounts of dough on prepared baking sheet, placing each 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 nutella or melted milk chocolate. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


When working with the lace cookies be very gentle. Because they are so thin they break easily.
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Oh, did I mention my family calls me Mrs. Claus? I am starting to understand why now.

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  1. I have tried the recipe twice and while the flavor is delicious, for the base cookie, mine aren’t thin at all. Ive made sure that I am using non-instant oats. I’m not sure what else the issue could be. Thoughts?

    1. Hey Shannon,
      So sorry to hear this! Have you tried adding some cream to thin the batter out? Maybe try that for next time! xTieghan

  2. 1 star
    Didn’t turn out AT ALL as described! Oatmeal blobs is more like it. Wish I read these reviews beforehand.

    1. Hey there,
      So sorry you had issues with the recipe. Was there anything you adjusted? Please let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  3. Based on the most recent reviews, I only added 1 tbsp all-purpose flour instead of 1/4 cup. I’m not sure if that will work for anyone else, but they flattened for me and were delicious! ?

    1. Hey Evelyn,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  4. Should have read the comments… 🙁 oh well first time not succeeding with one of your recipes and I see this was from really early in your blog. On yo the next one.

  5. This recipe is definitely defective. The cookies do not spread out at all. Even after adding the cream. Similar lace cookie recipes call for much less flour.

  6. these are delicious! but mine did NOT come out so thin and pretty like yours haha. should I have smushed them down when putting them onto the baking sheet? any tricks i may have missed?

  7. 1 star
    These did not work at all. The batter was WAY too thick and the cookies didn’t spread at all. After trying a different lace cookie recipe that worked beautifully, I believe this one has too much flour. So disappointed!