This page contains some affiliate links. Please review my disclosure policy.

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

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

2.1 from 7 reviews

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.

Like this post? Here are others you might enjoy:

Meet the Maven

Hi! I'm Davida and welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a wellness blogger, yoga teacher, certified herbalist, and green beauty lover.

You May Also Like:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


  1. I just made these and they were absolutely delish! However they were a bit greasy. I was just re-reading the recipe and noticed it called for 1/4c coconut. But in the directions it doesn’t mention when to add. I assume it’s with the oats. Please verify. In the picture I see coconut on top of the cookie but I assume that was just for decoration after baked. Can’t wait to make again. Thx!!

    1. Hi Hinda! Thank you for noticing that! Yes, add the coconut when you add the oats. I’ll add that into the instructions now. I didn’t find mine to be too greasy but I think that’s also just the nature of lace cookies since they are almost a melted texture when you take them out of the oven. I’m glad you still enjoyed them though and thank you for catching that error!

      1. Hi! My husband made these today. Delicious. But they never spread out at all. They just got crumbly. We did sub coconut flour for the oat flour. Otherwise followed the recipe. Thoughts?

        1. Hi Mandy! Unfortunately it was the coconut flour that did it. Coconut flour is super absorbent so it requires much more liquid compared to other flours, which would explain why they didn’t spread. I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you! Hope you enjoyed them any way 🙂

          1. Thanks for the reply. It still made a super yummy granola. Will remind my husband we need to stick to the recipe next time. 😉

  2. Awww! I feel the love!! I hope you do too…even though I’m like a MILLION years behind in your posts! 😯 *hugs8

  3. 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.

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

    1. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

    1. 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!!

  8. Thank you for some other informative web site. Exactly where different may perhaps I get that sort of info written in this kind of ideal strategy? For sale endeavor that i’m at the moment working upon, and i have also been with the check for this kind of info.