Crisp, airy and elegant are not the first words you might associate with oatmeal cookies, but these cookies are delightfully different. And they satisfy your sweet cravings with just a teaspoon of dough, which spreads into a lovely lace design when baked.
We are hosting a family gathering over this long weekend, and oatmeal lace cookies will be a great accent for the heaping bowls of ice cream that my husband dishes up. This recipe only needs one cup of oats and a half cup of gluten free flour blend to make four dozen cookies. So there’s no need to worry about running out of flour when you make a batch. For so many reasons, I’m going to be making and taking these lovely budget-friendly cookies often in the months ahead!
Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats*
- 3 Tablespoons brown rice flour
- 1 Tablespoon tapioca starch or corn starch
- 1+1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or unsalted butter, at room temperature (soft)
- 1 cup raw sugar or granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1 Tablespoon of oats can be replaced with 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened coconut flakes if desired.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165C). Whisk together oats, rice flour, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt in a small to medium bowl.
- In another bowl blend together coconut oil or butter with sugar for 1 minute. Beat in egg and vanilla, followed by dry mixture from the first bowl. Continue mixing until well blended.
- Onto cool baking sheets lined with parchment or silicone baking liners, drop batter in teaspoon amounts. Leave at least 2 inches of space between dough mounds. One baking sheet can usually fit 12 cookies.
- Bake dough for 9 to 11 minutes at 325 degrees F, until cookie edges turn golden. Let cookies cool on the tray for several minutes before sliding parchment or liners with cookies onto a cooling rack or flat surface. After they have cooled completely, transfer cookies to serving plate or store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Julia at SwirlsandSpice.com