These delicate oatmeal lace cookies are thin, crisp, and so wonderful! This is a classic holiday treat to bake and enjoy.
Well, we are in the thick of Christmas cookie season, aren’t we?
I have been doing some baking for a few different gatherings, and have a little stockpile of recipes to share with you! The first ones on the agenda are these gluten free oatmeal lace cookies.
This recipe is a reader request – I had actually not tried oatmeal lace cookies before. They are so delicious, though, they are super crisp and light, and are easily made gluten free, egg free, and dairy free.
What are oatmeal lace cookies?
Oatmeal lace cookies are made with simple ingredients – a little flour, oats, sugar, and butter – and when they bake, they spread out and are very thin. They have a caramel-like flavor, and a very satisfying crunch when you bite into them.
How do you make gluten free oatmeal lace cookies?
- Mix the sugar, buttery spread, and vanilla extract together. Add the unsweetened applesauce.
- Add the gluten free flour, gluten free oats, and salt. Mix well.
- Drop batter by the teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- The cookies will spread out and get very thin, crisp, and golden brown.
- Allow cookies to cool and then gently remove them from the cookie sheet. If you prefer, you can roll them up into tubes while they are still warm.
How do you store oatmeal lace cookies?
Lace cookies are so incredibly delicate. I recommend storing them in layers in a large airtight container. Place waxed paper between the layers of cookies and be very careful if you are transporting them.
What is the best dairy free substitute for baking?
For baking cookies, I like the soy free Earth Balance vegan buttery spread. I used the spread this time, but I have also used the baking sticks in many cookie recipes, and they work well.
Can these cookies be made with coconut oil?
I have not tried that. I think that the texture would be very oily, and these cookies may burn if you use coconut oil.
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Lace Cookies.
These oatmeal lace cookies are light and crisp - these are a special treat!
- ½ cup vegan buttery spread
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup certified gluten free oats
- ¼ cup gluten free flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place the vegan buttery spread, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until fluffy.
Add the unsweetened applesauce and mix until combined.
Add the oats, gluten free flour blend, and salt and mix on low speed until combined. The batter may seem a little wet - that's okay - it's not a very firm batter.
Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 ½ inches between them. These cookies will spread, so don't crowd them.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Keep an eye on these while baking - they can turn from golden brown to burnt very quickly.
Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes, then use your fingers to peel the cookies off the parchment. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with remaining batter.
Nutrition facts are for one cookie.
Store leftover cookies carefully in an airtight container. These are extremely fragile.
Adapted from this recipe.
If you’re looking for more cookie recipes, try these gluten free spritz cookies or these classic gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies.
Cynthia R Gardner
I just made these for my daughter-in-law for Christmas and I ate half the batch myself! They are just like I remembered from my childhood! So good! I used ghee rather than the vegan buttery spread.
Can I use regular butter?
I have not tried that – it should work, but watch the baking time.
hello. ive tried these but they turn soggy too quick
any recommendations on how to keep them crisp?
Do you think these would work with pear sauce (allergy to apple) and quinoa flour in place of gluten-free blend?
I think the pear sauce would be ok, not sure about the quinoa flour though!
I cannot tolerate applesauce . Is there an ingredient I can substitute for the applesauce ?
You need an egg replacer – you could try pear sauce.
These are the greatest thing ever!
Can these cookies be rolled after baking? That’s how I remember seeing them in a cookbook I had years ago. The trick was rolling them on a wooden spoon handle before they were completely set. I noticed that you had a rolled cookie in one of your photos. Thanks!
Yes, you can roll them before they are set.