To Be Chewy Or Crispy…That Is The Question

Lacey Cookies 2

My family is divided between those who favor a chewy cookie versus a crispy cookie.

We debate about important and pressing matters.

Chewy cookies have a special place in my heart. I love biting into a soft cookie that has just the right kind of chewy edges and soft center.

However, crispy cookies are equally important to the cookie family. Who else would be milk or coffee’s BFF?

In an effort to end all debates and wars, I decided it would be best to create the best of both worlds. (Actually, it happened on accident in an effort to clear up some of my baking odds and ends, but making it sound like I intentionally made them sounds way more legit.)

These cookies are legit though. They are lacey, buttery, almondy, chewy and slightly crunchy (depending on how long you bake them). I brought them over to the last family gathering and without any debate, they were agreeably delicious!


Lacey Cookies 

Lacey cookie 3


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup rice crispy cereal


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix your flour, oats, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix your butter and sugars together. Add your eggs and vanilla extract, and allow to mix for a few minutes so that your butter/sugar mixture can be light and fluffy.

After wet ingredients have been mixed, add your flour/oats mixture in increments.

Remove cookie dough from mixer, and by hand, mix in your chocolate chips and almonds.

Fold in your rice crispy cereal and be careful not to crush the cereal.

Spoon on a lined baking sheet(about a tablespoon) and make sure to give room for these cookies to spread out!

Bake for 12-15 minutes, and allow the edges of the cookies to turn golden brown.

When your cookies are done, immediately transfer to a cool surface or cooling rack.

Store these in a air-tight container. Leaving them out may cause your cookies to harden or be eaten by your hungry cat.

"I just wanted to try ONE!"

“I just wanted to try ONE!”



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