On Line Cookbook

Flourless Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:1 1/2 dozen cookies.

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar - scant, firmly packed
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • Place oats in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Stir in both sugars and the salt and blend to break up any lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, vanilla and egg.
  • Stir this into the oat mixture, mixing with your hands or a large wooden spoon to work in the ingredients.
  • Form into a large ball of dough.
  • Chill the dough 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Meanwhile, prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Form the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and flatten down very slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and the tops of the cookies are medium golden in color.
  • Cool well on the baking sheet (about 10 minutes) before attempting to remove, using a metal spatula or icing knife.
  • The dough can also be brought to room temperature and flattened more when placed on the baking sheet to make a large, crisp and lace-like cookie.
  • Keep the cookies refrigerated.