Orange-almond Lace Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

The egg makes these a little less delicate (and less likely to break) than traditional lace cookies. Arrange them in a decorative box or tin lined with festive tissue paper, then secure the package with a fancy bow. From Bon Appetit

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Stir 3/4 cup butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in nuts, sugar, flour, orange peel and salt; then stir in egg.
  6. Drop some batter by generous tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart (cookies will spread).
  7. Bake cookies until lacy and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. Gently slide parchment paper with cookies onto rack; cool completely.
  9. Transfer cookies to paper towels.
  10. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled baking sheet with clean parchment for each batch.
  11. (Can be made ahead. Store between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.).


Most Helpful

*Very* tasty cookies! I've made them a few times already! I've noticed that they tend to be oily, increased the sugar to 1 cup and the flour to 1/4 cup. I also experimented with cooking them "bar" style (I'm impatient), which worked well for me! You have to keep an eye on these little guys- they brown quickly!

980780 December 07, 2009

These cookies are wonderful i love the way they hold up. i made the recipe for a hundred and forty people and didnt get one complaint. i seved them with vanilla ice cream and a bourbon almond sauce

5086-chef November 15, 2007

These cookies have a fabulous taste but are difficult to make. I can often get away with not using parchment paper in recipes that call for it, but this does not seem to be the case with these cookies. I tried to spray the pan and that worked fairly well, but made an already rich and slightly oily cookie more so. Cooking on a dry cookie sheet just didn't work. Because I did it differently then the way the recipe is written, I'm still giving a 4 for taste.

ladypit September 07, 2006

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