Lace Cookies


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.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
36 cookies


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • pinch of salt

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds


  1. Heat oven to 375° F.

  2. 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.

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

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

    Lace Cookies
    Greg DuPree

Serving Notes

Total time includes cooling time

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

35 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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