Surprise!  Something that looks difficult is sometimes the easiest thing to bake; thats these Lace Cookies.  With it’s brown sugar – caramel taste, and their lacey appearance, these cookies can be served plain, sandwiched between a sumptious swatch of buttercream or ganache, or to really impress… when their warm from baking, you can mold then onto the backs of a muffin tin, to create cookie bowls!  Did I mention, they’re also gluten free!?

Simple Lace Cookies

A cookie that look difficult but is really easy to make. A plus is that they're gluten-free!

Recipe: Sally's Baking Addicition.

Servings 30 cookies


  • 115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick / ½ cup)
  • 130 grams light or dark brown sugar, packed (⅔ cup)
  • 75 grams almond flour (3/4 cup)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 15 mil light or dark corn syrup (1 tbs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan on low heat, and once melted, add the brown sugar, almond flour, salt and corn syrup. Whisk as it cooks until the sugar has dissolved and ingredients are completely combined -- 3-4 minutes.
[Note: should the butter separate from the mixture, remove from the heat and whisk vigorously until it's combined again. It will come back together.}

Remove from the heat, whisk in the vanilla. Your mixture should look a bit grainy and shiny. Let the cookie dough sit and thicken, 5-10 minutes As it cools, the dough will thicken.

Preheat your oven to 350°, and line 2- baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.

Spoon 1 tsp of the dough 3-inches apart on the baking sheets. [it seems lik a small amount but the cookies spread; if you want larger cookies, go up to 1½ -2 tsp) Bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown around the edges. As the cookie bakes, it will bubble and sizzle.

Let the cookies cook for a complete 5-minutes on the baking sheet before moving the a cooling rack. The cookies will dry and become crispy as they cool.
The cookies will stay fresh covered for 1 week.

NOTE: If you want to sandwich the cookies, melt chocolate , spread nutella, -- use your imagination