Lace Cookies


These aptly named cookies look delicate and intricate but are actually a breeze to make.

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

While you might be intimidated by the thin texture of these lace cookies (or their perfectly bubbled tops), don't be! This easy-as-pie holiday classic is ideal for beginners. The cookies originated in Europe, where each country lent its own culinary twist.

For this recipe, just warm up a wet batter, mix in flour and finely chopped almonds, and then drop spoonfuls of batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets. That sugary batter spreads into lovely round cookies in the oven, caramelizing just a bit.

Wonderful on their own, lace cookies are also fantastic served in a scoop of ice cream or as an impromptu cookie sandwich filled with peanut butter or Nutella. The total time includes cooling.


  • 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, mix butter, sugars, corn syrup, and salt over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in 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, and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

    Lace Cookies
    Greg DuPree

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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