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Almond-Oat Lace Cookies

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These delicate, lacey cookies are so delicious that chocolate isn’t really necessary, but they are certainly delicious with chocolate as well. You can substitute milk chocolate or high-grade white chocolate for the bittersweet if you prefer.


Almond Oat Lace Cookies



  • 1 cup whole natural unsalted almonds with skins
  • 4 Tablespoons old-fashioned oats or gluten-free oats
  • 11/2 sticks (6 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or agave
  • 2 Tablespoons unbleached flour or gluten-free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted (optional)


  1. Arrange racks in lower and upper thirds of oven; preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Pulse almonds and oats in a food processor until coarse meal forms. Set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat Add both sugars and honey, 1–2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Add nut mixture, flour, salt, and extracts; stir until well blended.
  6. Spoon batter by 1-teaspoon portions onto baking sheets, spacing 2-1/2 inches apart. Using your finger tips, pat cookies down to 1/4″- high rounds, pushing in any jagged edges to form smooth circles.
  7. Bake, rotating sheets after 6 minutes, until dark golden brown and cookies spread out into a thin layer, 10-12 minutes.
  8. Slide cookies on parchment onto a wire rack and let cool.
  9. Using a pastry brush, brush half of each cookie with melted chocolate. Let stand until the chocolate is set, about 2 hours.
  10. Note: These cookies can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store in an airtight container between sheets of parchment or waxed paper.


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Comments (1)

  • Persnickety


    A great recipe I can’t wait to try out. I love Almond Lace Cookies and those brave enough to try them! I wish more would.

    I came up with my own version of a Almond Lace Cookies, or as I sometimes call them, Broomstick cookies. While different from your own, I think mine is a unique take on the dish. I’m new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check out my recipe if have time.



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