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Just like the name indicates, lace cookies are delicate, and seemingly intricate, creations. Thing is, they’re actually a breeze to make, so don’t let that thin texture and those perfectly bubbled tops fool you. After heating a wet batter and mixing in flour and finely chopped almonds, you’ll drop spoonfuls of the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets and throw the pans in the oven. The sugary batter spreads out into lovely round cookies and caramelizes just a bit. Wonderful on their own, lace cookies are also fantastic served in a scoop of ice cream, or even as an impromptu cookie sandwich, with peanut butter or Nutella.

Susan Sugarman


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
1 hr
Makes 36 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 375° F.

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, sugars, corn syrup, and salt over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in the flour and almonds just until incorporated.

  • Drop level teaspoons of the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 4 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Cool on the baking sheets until firm, 8 to 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Serving Notes

Total time includes cooling time

Nutrition Facts

35 calories; calories from fat 36%; carbohydrates 6g; sugars 4g; fat 1g; sodium 6mg; cholesterol 2mg.