I first had these crispy classic lace cookies when my boys were little…a friend with five kiddos herself shared the recipe with me and we’ve been making them ever since. I’ve tweaked the recipe just a wee bit to make them easier to make – they are truly delicious! Another great Christmas cookie addition to The Cookie Jar!
Classic Chocolate Lace Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1-2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, blend the sugar with the butter, salt, flour, vanilla, orange juice and egg until smooth (2-4 minutes); stir in the oats with a wooden spoon.
Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto the aluminum-covered, sprayed cookie sheet about three inches apart; cookies will spread out during baking. Bake 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes. Peel cookies off the foil.
Place upside down on wax paper. Put desired amount of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted. Spoon a dollop of melted chocolate on half of the cookies; top with second half of cookies. Press lightly.
Repeat with remaining dough on fresh aluminum foil, sprayed cookie sheets. Makes about 30-40 cookies depending on the size of each cookie. Gobble ’em up! So light…so crisp and chocolately…so delicious!
Note: Original recipe courtesy of Laura Feriod