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Lace Cookies

These delicious Lace Cookies can be ready to eat in 30 minutes. Crisp, buttery cookies have notes of caramel and brown butter. Eat them as is, or make them into a sandwich with a chocolate hazelnut spread in the center. These cookies are fun, festive and are gluten free.

Christmas season is my favorite season. There’s just something about it that is so magical. Perhaps its the giving spirit that everyone seems to have this time of year. Or, maybe it’s the belief in Santa for young kids and their eager spirit to be on good behavior. But, of course, we can’t forget the real reason for Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ.

One of the things I truly love about the Christmas season is all of the fun baking creations and most importantly the Christmas cookies! These Lace Cookies, MAY just be my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. The cookies are fun to make and even more fun to see transform in the oven into a thin, buttery, crisp cookie. As the cookie bakes in the oven, it develops notes of caramel and brown butter, and oh my word, they are just delicious!

The details

This cookie dough is made in one pan in a skillet. Butter is melted, then milk, brown and white sugar is stirred in until dissolved.

The skillet is removed from the heat, then vanilla extract and almond flour is stirred in. The dough is a loose dough at this point.

preheat the oven

Allow the dough to cool for 5-10 minutes while the oven comes up to temperature. This allows the cookie dough to thicken slightly. It is still a looser dough, but this is how it is supposed to be.

baking the cookies

Scoop the cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Scoop the cookie dough by teaspoon measurements. Yes, just teaspoons. The cookie dough spreads a good amount when it bakes. This is the fun of making these cookies. It’s fun to see them transform in the oven.

These cookies bake relatively quickly in the oven. They take only 6-8 minutes to bake. Once the cookies are golden brown around the edges, they are done!

allow the cookies to cool

Allow the cookies to completely cool on the cookie sheets. They will firm up and get crispy as they cool. The cookies are thin and very fragile, so be careful as you move them off of the cookie sheet.

eat as is or fill with nutella

You can eat these lace cookies as is, or fill them with Nutella. Either way, these cookies are so GOOD!

If you make these Christmas cookies, let me know what you thought in the ratings and comments below. I always appreciate your feedback on my recipes, because it helps me improve my recipes to make them better for you! Make sure you find me on instagram and youtube for the full baking video for these and some fun behind the scenes.

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Lace Cookies


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  • Author: Jolene
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 32 cookies or 16 sandwiches 1x

Description

These delicious Lace Cookies can be ready to eat in 30 minutes. Crisp, buttery cookies have notes of caramel and brown butter. Eat them as is, or make them into a sandwich with a chocolate hazelnut spread in the center. These cookies are fun, festive and are gluten free.


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond flour

Instructions

1. In a medium size saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add in the sugars and milk. Stir constantly over low heat until the sugars dissolve.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, salt and flour, until combined. Allow dough to cool for 10 minutes while oven preheats.

3. Preheat oven to 350F.

4. Drop cookie dough by teaspoon measurements (the cookie dough spreads quite a bit), onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

5. Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet.

6. You may eat these cookies as is, or fill the cookies with Nutella. Enjoy!

Notes

This cookie dough is a thin, looser cookie dough. The cookie dough is measured by teaspoon measurements onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Yes, teaspoons! The fun of these cookies is seeing them transform when in the oven. The cookies spread a good amount and bake into a thin, crispy cookie.

Since these cookies are thin, they are fragile. Be very careful when lifting them off of the cookie sheet.

These cookies use almond flour. If you can’t find almond flour at the store, you can grind up almonds until finely ground in your food processor. Alternatively, you can use oat flour (either but it, or pulse whole oats into a flour). All-purpose flour does not work for these cookies, because it does not allow the cookies to spread as much, and therefore does not get the same caramelized taste.

If you plan to give these cookies to friends and family, I recommend skipping the Nutella, as it can get messy. Instead, you can dip half the cookie in melted chocolate or just serve as is.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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