Easy Holiday Cookie Recipe: Coconut Oatmeal Lace Cookies

These elegant oatmeal cookies are impressive but very easy to make.



Makes 2 dozen


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 oz white chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan.
  3. Toss in the sugar and salt. Stir for a minute until it is melted and gooey. Add the coconut and oats. Take off the heat, but keep batter warm.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoons of batter about 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets (about 8 cookies to a sheet).
  5. Bake until the edges are light golden brown, about 8 to 9 minutes. Cool on the sheets for a few minutes, until cookies can be transferred to a wire rack for cooling.
  6. To decorate, melt chocolate in separate bowls, transfer to sealable bags, and snip a ¼" opening in one corner. Put cookies back on the parchment-lined cookie sheets and drizzle chocolate on top. Freeze for a couple of minutes, until the chocolate sets.

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