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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: 281 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.

Oh, did I mention my family calls me Mrs. Claus? I am starting to understand why now.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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!

  7. 5 stars
    Made these for friends for the holiday cookie tins. These were SUPER EASY to make and were delicious. Those that we gifted them too gave them rave reviews as well.

    1. Hey Megan,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  8. Hi! I just made these and they are absolutely delicious. The only difference I noticed is that the cookies pictures do not appear to have rolled oats visible. Did you grind the oats prior to adding to the batter? Thanks so much for the tasty recipe.

    1. Hey Amanda,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I used whole oats in my cookies. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

    1. Hey Bev,
      I would recommend freezing these without the chocolate. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  9. Hello, can I substitute the all purpose flour for a gluten free alternative? Maybe almond flour or cornstarch?

    1. Hey Anne,
      So sorry you had issues with the batter not spreading. Was there anything you adjusted? You can try adding 1 tablespoon of cream to the batter to help thin it out. I hope this helps for next time! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  10. Hi! Just a quick question about measurements – is this for 16 cookie sandwiches or 16 cookies in total (and 8 sandwiches)?


    1. Hey there,
      This recipe will make 16 cookies sandwiches. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  11. 2 stars
    Just followed the recipe to the letter and they did not spread at all they’re just really buttery dough balls out of the oven. Is there anything I can do to rescue them? What do you think is causing them not to spread – should I add more of a certain ingredient? So sad because I’m an avid HBH baker, normally your recipes are a huge hit with me and I was really excited about these cookies for Christmas cookie boxes this year.

    1. Hey Emily,
      So sorry you had issues with the cookie. Next time try adding 1 tablespoon of cream to the batter, this will help the cookies spread. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other question. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    Mine didn’t spread nearly as much as yours which was somewhat disappointing:(. They still taste good but are missing that it factor.

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  14. These cookies look delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week

  15. My husband loves the lace cookies from Trader Joes so I guess I will have to try to make these soon!! Sounds like a great recipe 🙂

    1. Thank you! And I can pretty my guarantee that these homemade cookies will taste mush better than any from the store! Enjoy!

  16. I love lace cookies but haven’t made them in years, love that you added the nutella in the middle!

  17. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I featured these great lookin’ cookies tonight on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap ; )

  18. This recipe looks and sounds so perfect, I guess I just found the one I will use for my first Lace Cookies!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness 🙂

  19. these look awesome.. I am not a big nutella fan but biscoff spread or caramel almond butter would be great in them… Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday. Would love it if you linked back to us or the host blog you linked up with ~ Thanks.

  20. These look wonderful, I think I will try them this week! Thanks so much for sharing on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

  21. Thanks! But not sure if you would really want to stay here, It would not be all that relaxing! Trust me, it is a circus around here! HA