Lace Cookies Recipe

This recipe for Lace Cookies was designed for cooking with children because there’s a lovely magical moment when the lump of dough transforms into crisp light cookies. The recipe though is good for any age to make, and one bite into these biscuits and you will love them.

The video here was made for fundraising for St Leonard’s Hospice in York to encourage children to bake, I hope you enjoy it, please feel free to share to anyone who loves baking with their kids.

Makes 12 cookies depending on the size


115g soft butter

150g sugar

1 large egg, beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

75g rolled oats

4 tablespoons plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Heat the oven to 175°C cover a baking sheet with non-stick paper.

Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl, using a wooden spoon or a fork stir the two together and then stir faster and keep going until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  

Add the beaten egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar and mix it well.  

Add the oats, the flour and baking powder to the butter and eggs. Then, using a large spoon or a spatula, gently stir everything together.

Spoon even piles of mixture onto the baking sheet keeping them at least 3 cm apart.

Bake the cookies in the centre of the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until they turn golden brown. As soon as they do take the tray from the oven and let the cookies stay on for a minute then lift them carefully onto a cooling rack. Repeat until the mixture is used up.

These cookies will store well in a biscuit tin or a plastic storage box for a couple of days but are we doubt they will need storing, you will want to eat them immediately. Enjoy.

If you enjoyed the lace cookies recipe, find more from Elaine, find them here on the website.