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April 23, 2020

Recipe of the Week: Lace Cookies

A very tasty treat with simple ingredients

These cookies don't stay around very long, and they're so simple you can easily have them on hand whenever you're looking for a comforting, sweet snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  |  Cook Time: 15 minutes  |  Yield: 24 cookies

These easily convert to vegan if you substitute with egg replacer and vegan butter.



  • 1 1/2 cups (170 g) rolled oats

  • 1 cup (198 g) granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup (96 g) shortening, melted (Substitute butter if you don’t have shortening)

  • 1 large egg, beaten well

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325?. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

    Birdfeeder Tip: Parchment paper works better for releasing the cookie. If you don’t have parchment paper or baking mats, line the pan with aluminum foil.

  2. In a small bowl, beat egg and vanilla with a fork.

    Recipe of the Week LaceCookies ingredients

  3. In a large bowl, cream melted shortening and sugar with a hand or stand mixer until you achieve a uniform, fluffy texture.

    Birdfeeder Tip:
    If you don’t have a mixer, you can use a fork – it will just take a little longer. Using the back of a fork (choose one with long tines), beat the shortening and sugar together in the same motion you’d use to whisk scrambled eggs.

    Recipe of the Week Lace Cookies blend ingredients

  4. Scrape the down the sides of bowl.

    Birdfeeder Tip:
    Before each addition of new ingredients, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure everything is fully incorporated.

  5. Pour egg mixture into shortening and sugar. Mix well.

  6. Add salt, baking powder and oatmeal to wet ingredients. Stir together until fully incorporated.

    Recipe of the Week Lace Cookies add oatmeal

  7. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches of space between them to allow them to spread.

    Recipe of the Week Lace Cookies on baking sheet

  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Watch them closely to avoid over-baking.

  9. Allow cookies to sit on baking sheet for 30 seconds before using a thin metal spatula to transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely.

    Birdfeeder Tip: These cookies are very fragile and delicate. Don’t worry if you break a couple while moving them – they’ll still taste good!

  10. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

    Recipe of the Week Lace Cookies

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