Dutch Kletskopjes (Lacy Almond Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

These are very lacy and nutty. Easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Knead all ingredients into a firm ball.
  2. Shape into marble-sized balls and arrange far apart on buttered cookie sheet.
  3. Flatten with fork or knife dipped in cold water.
  4. Bake in 375 oven until golden.
  5. Remove from cookie sheet with spatula.
  6. The dough should have melted and become lacy, very thin, and crisp.
  7. Cookies should be 3" in diameter.


Most Helpful

These "cookies' are so good! I was born in Holland, and when I was six we immigrated to Australia. This was one of the few things my mother could cook really well. She didn't have the recipe anymore and I have been trying to find it now since I came to United States in 1970. I found it today, and fixed it. Thank you - it was wonderful! The only things missing were tea or coffee and some lady friends to share them with. I couldn't wait that long! Thank you.

Kayne November 25, 2006

Perhaps these cookies work for others, but I have had no success. In researching thin (lacy) cookies, florentines, or tuiles, the order of operations is crucial. Just throwing everything into a bowl and baking will result in crumbly, uneven cookies with a terrible consistency (no egg). Instructions on how to handle the butter (softened, melted) would be helpful. Also no bake time makes it a guessing game. Do not rely on this recipe. Go elsewhere.

juliejjjulie April 26, 2012

I made these gluten free! These are tasty and not too sweet. I used a white rice flour & tapioca starch mix (double white rice flour) plus to the cookies I added 1/2 tsp guar gum. I used blanched slivered almonds which I chopped up more. Mine didn't thin out as much as they should have but I think that was due to not using measuring spoons and I probably didn't add enough butter or maybe gluten-free needs more butter. I'd make these again making sure to add enough butter. Made for ZWT6 Germany/Benelux region, for my team, The Ya Ya Cookerhood!

UmmBinat May 26, 2010

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