ALMOND LACE COOKIES

April 14, 2019

Lace cookies are easy to bake and make for a fancy treat for your guests. They go great with coffee or tea. I like to use them when I offer dessert creams as a bit of crunch and decoration. Trust me, there will be no left overs!

  • ½ cup [115g] butter
  • ½ cup [115g] sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup [25g] ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest 

_ preheat oven to 180°C [350°F]
_ slowly melt butter in a skillet
_ add sugar, flour and salt
_ stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved and butter no longer appears separated
_ whisk in almonds and milk [stir until smooth and slightly thickened]

_ finally add lemon zest and leave to cool for 5 to 10 minutes
_ make little teaspoon sized drops of batter on a baking sheet or silicon mat [keep about 5cm distance for them to spread]

_ bake for 5 to 7 minutes [until lightly golden brown]
[if you oven doesn’t bake totally even you might want to rotate the baking tray half way through]
_ let cool for a few minutes [until no longer flexible] before transferring
[even if you want to curve them over a rolling pin for a nice round shape you have to give it a few minutes to firm up before transferring it from the baking tray]

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