Oatmeal Lace Cookies

by Jessica on September 22, 2010

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

I just love sweet little stories. You know the ones… those that lead you to bust out in a grin and make your heart melt. This one started via twitter, then moved on to etsy, which eventually led to Facebook. That’s when I became friends with a designer out of Florida and received a gorgeous new clutch to carry to the TCU games.

TCU Clutch

Beautiful, isn’t it? I’m absolutely in love with it and for that, I have McKay Pittman, of Oatmeal Lace Design, to thank. Those cookies in the title? Her grandmother, Mamama’s… which inspired the name of her design business. Now how sweet is that?

These cookies are incredibly dreamy. Yes, they’re filled with butter and sugar (and shortening!), but that’s just what makes them so yummy. I’m honored to have this recipe in my file and I know that every time I make them, I’ll think of these two wonderful ladies. Thank you, McKay, for the amazing clutch, this lovely recipe and most of all, your new friendship!

Oatmeal Lace Cookies 2

What follows is Mamama’s exact recipe, word for word. McKay suggested that I check the cookies at 8 minutes, which was definitely appreciated. So, depending on your oven, bake the cookies anywhere from 7-10 minutes. As for the ‘small spoonfuls’, I used a tablespoon and it worked perfectly.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies 3

Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Source: Mamama, grandmother to McKay of Oatmeal Lace Design

1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
2 c rolled oats
1 c flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 c light brown sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter and shortening. Add oats and toast really crisp. In another bowl, put flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and brown sugar. Mix well. Let oatmeal cool for 1 minute. Add eggs to dry ingredients. Add oatmeal and mix well. Place small spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until done.


So thin, you can see through ’em… like lace! 😉

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaime September 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm

hmmm… not sure what i want more…that beautiful clutch or those cookies? 🙂


2 mckay September 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

these cookies look perfect! hope you enjoyed them. 🙂 xo


3 Eliana September 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Nothing makes me feel better like a cute little bag. That clucth looks gorgeous. And the cookies look super delish as well 🙂


4 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) September 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Love the clutch!!! These cookies look amazing! You can’t go wrong with a “Grandma” recipe!!


5 Paula September 23, 2010 at 6:25 am

Skip the coffee muffins. 🙂 I want some of these cookies. Love the way you showed how you can see through them. Makes them look crispy-chewy-yummy.


6 Pamela September 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Love the clutch, and the cookies are truly pretty, too!


7 Weekend Cowgirl September 24, 2010 at 8:58 am

These cookies look fantastic and I am putting them on my list to bake soon! Yum!


8 Kayte October 3, 2010 at 7:20 am

Wanted you to know that I am so far behind in blog reading and commenting that I vowed to get caught up today. I came, I saw, I read, read, read all your posts, and the food all looks great. I am stealing the recipe for the Oatmeal Lace Cookies, just so you know. LOL. Your TWD things and the Gougeres look delicious! I need to do the tarte and the gougeres today as Matt & Mark were on recruiting trip for college this weekend and I knew better than to make them when they were gone…I would eat far too much of both of them! Enjoyed your posts!!


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