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Almond Lace Cookies

A fabulous recipe for classic lace cookies, full of almonds and oats.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 72 cookies
Calories 45 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup toasted finely chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F; adjust oven rack to the upper third of the oven. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Bring the butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat so the butter slows to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the solids on the bottom of the pan turn light brown. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, milk and salt to the butter and stir to blend well. Stir in the oats, flour and vanilla, then fold in the almonds.
  4. Drop teaspoons of the batter onto the baking sheets, spaced about 3 inches apart. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown all over and slightly darker at the edges. Transfer the baking sheets to a cooling rack and let sit until the cookies firm up, about 5 minutes. Using a spatula, gently transfer the cookies to wire racks until cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Note: While I always think "bigger is better" when it comes to cookies, resist using more batter than the recipe calls for, as the batter will spread significantly while baking. The batter may start to get stiff while you're scooping and baking the cookies, but that's okay.

Nutritional values are based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Almond Lace Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.