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Vegan Oatmeal Lace Cookies [with Coconut]

February 5, 2020

A recipe for Healthy and Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Lace Cookies. A simple gluten-free and vegan recipe that is ready in 20 minutes.. Little prep work required and makes several dozen cookies.

I’ll be honest, I try not to post finicky recipes. Mostly because who wants to make a recipe that has tons of steps and super specific instructions? But also because when I do I end up having to answer so many questions in the comments. Don’t get me wrong, I love connecting with you guys but not necessarily when I know you didn’t follow the instructions (we all know the people who don’t know how to follow a recipe! Yes…I’m looking at you!)

I originally posted this recipe and 6 years ago and while I thought I was pretty clear in the instructions, it turns out that with finicky recipes I need to really drive the recipe home. It started to get me worried seeing a couple of you not having success so I thought it was due time I retest the recipe (even though recipes are tested 3 times before being posted). For these vegan oatmeal lace cookies I tried to really reinforce the fact that you need to use a TEASPOON (using a measuring spoon!) per cookie dough and to not overcrowd the pan so this time I not only tested the recipe, I also tested where it can go wrong.

And lo and behold my theory was confirmed – there’s nothing wrong with the recipe….some of you guys just don’t know how to follow it 😉 So I’ve decided to update the post below to drill home certain things you need to do to get the perfect oatmeal lace cookies. And trust me, you’re gonna want to follow the instructions because these cookies are DELISH!

What are lace cookies?

If you don’t know what lace cookies are… you’re not alone! They are super thin, crispy yet chewy oatmeal cookies that I can’t get enough of. Like I said, they are really easy to throw together and don’t require many ingredients. There’s a fair chance you have everything you need for these cookies in your pantry right now!

Here’s What You Need:

  • oat flour – Did you know that you can make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a blender or food processor? You can also use all purpose flour if you’d like. 
  • rolled oats – regular or quick cooking! Don’t use steel-cut.
  • coconut palm sugar – brown sugar works great as well.
  • unsweetened coconut flakes – like I said, I added a flavor twist with these coconut flakes and highly recommend you do the same!
  • spices – cinnamon and salt
  • coconut oil
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract

Perfect Cookies… Every Time

I can’t say it enough, these cookies are super simple BUT (and I mean BUT!) you must follow the instructions perfectly. When I say to use one TEASPOON, I mean 1 exact teaspoon. I have tested these cookies many times and can tell you that if you use more than a teaspoon per cookie, your cookies will not flatten out. So please use a measuring spoon for every.single.cookie. You got this!

These cookies spread a ton so trust me, only put 12 cookies on a baking sheet. When I make these they usually yield around 4 dozen but be sure to bake each on a single tray, one at a time. They only take 5 minutes to bake so it’s 20 minutes total if you have two trays going.

Bake for just five minutes. Set your timer and watch them as they quickly burn! Remove from the oven but let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for at least five minutes. Don’t touch them before then or they’ll lose their shape. 

Storing Lace Cookies

These cookies are best when they’re fresh and crispy but there are some tips to storing that help with the crisp. 

  1. Let the cookies cool completely before putting them in an airtight container.
  2. Store lace cookies on their own – don’t mix with other types of cookies!
  3. Store on your counter or in your refrigerator for up to five days.
  4. If you want or need to store them longer, store them in the freezer for up to three months. 


Vegan Oatmeal Lace Cookies

A recipe for Healthy and Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Lace Cookies. A simple gluten-free and vegan recipe that is ready in 20 minutes.. Little prep work required and makes several dozen cookies.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 dozen 1x


  • 1/2 cup oat flour (AP flour will work too)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. In a large bowl combine oat flour, rolled oats, coconut palm sugar, coconut flakes, salt and spices.
  4. In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Dough will be wet but not super sticky – this is normal.
  6. Using a 1 teaspoon (using a measuring spoon), scoop dough and place on lined baking sheet. Form into a small ball and flatten slightly with hand. Dough may crumble a bit. They spread a lot so only use 1 tsp!
  7. Repeat for 12 cookies per sheet (will take 4 cookie sheets for whole recipe).
  8. Bake for 5 mins. Watch carefully as they burn quickly.
  9. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes (do not try to remove before then).
  10. Remove from baking sheet using a spatula and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Will keep for several days on counter in an airtight container.

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  • Reply
    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    February 19, 2014 at 11:34 am

    All the love to you Davida! This was such a sweet post and I’m so happy I’ve got to “”meet you”” too. Yours is one of my favorite blogs to read, girl!
    These cookies look amazing – I’ll take three dozens please.

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    Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff
    February 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually had lattice cookies but these look fantastic! You’re on such a roll lately!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

      It was QUITE the week! Make these, they are amazing and so light…which is kind of a problem cause you can eat 10 of them in one sitting!

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    February 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    And here’s another recipe I wouldn’t mind shoveling down my pie hole. I’m drinking a cup of coffee right now, and this would be the perfect accompaniment. I can practically taste it dunked in my mug.
    I love the last cookie shot too, and perhaps I need to stop reading blogs directly before dinner. Oops.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

      I immediately just went to my freezer and grabbed one of these (I had to freeze some since they made 4 dozen!!!) and dunked it into my coffee!!! genius!

      • Reply
        February 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

        Glad to be of service!

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    Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa
    February 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I’m about to start making these, can’t wait 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Hope you liked them!!!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    February 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Do you know that I have NEVER made lace cookies?! I always thought they were really complicated and so I’ve shied away. But since you’re saying they’re easy i’m going to have to try. Yours are so perfect!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Girlllll that needs to change!!! I’ve missed you around here 🙂

  • Reply
    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    February 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    This is why I love you. And they’re vegan!! Gracias :))

  • Reply
    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    February 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Sorry, chickie, I don’t have a facebook account. I need to get with the times. In fact I only started my twitter account in Sept.
    Any who, I’m definitely participating in your link party!! I’ll be posting my healthified recipe on my blog tomorrow. 🙂
    These cookies are gorgeous! I just watched an America’s Test Kitchen episode the other day where they made lace cookies. Yours are prettier. 🙂 And gosh, these look so yummy!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Still dying over those cookies! I ran out of dates this weekend and it’s a holiday here today but once grocery stores open tomorrow I’m gonna pick some up for your recipe!!

  • Reply
    February 13, 2014 at 9:28 am

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    February 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    If I had seen that post I totally would have answered I do apologize! And don’t worry, I will be linking up 🙂 Does granola count? haha

    These look so amazing and I love that I have all the ingredients. Definitely going on my to-make list!

    Also- this is going to sound very silly and trust me, I feel very silly for asking- blends = blog + friends ??

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:07 am

      haha yes blends is blogger friends;)

  • Reply
    Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    February 13, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Hehe, don’t you hate it when noone answer your questions – you feel like you’re talking into the ether. At least Kelly was there to motion you towards this delicious recipe. These lace cookies look scrumptious 🙂

  • Reply
    February 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    UM OMG. These look insanely delicious. I love a crisp cookie (almost as much as I love a soft cookie).

    Is it possible to health-ify pound cake? That’s something I miss since cutting out refined sugar/processed food.

    I love the feeling of community I’ve gotten from blogging. A group of people who have the same interests, who are obviously super-intelligent since they are good writers and so creative – and it’s been so fun to truly make new friends. Speaking of, can’t wait to come to Toronto (make sure Ben is free) xoxo.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Um I die for poundcake. I tried a lemon chocolate poundcake once and I got a girl boner from it. THAT GOOD.

      Ben is seeing someone (not serious) but I’ll make sure she’s out of the picture before you come visit!

      Fill me in on yo lyfe girl! I’ve been out of it for a few days!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Drool worthy! Nice work… will have to try this 🙂 -xo-

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