Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almond Lace Cookie Recipe

Almond Lace Cookies
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup whole unblanched almonds, ground medium fine
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375°
In a food processor grind 1 cup of almonds until they are a medium fine texture.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.

In a small saucepan combine butter and cream over medium heat.
When butter has melted, stir in the flour, ground almonds and the sugar. Cook until gently bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and keep warm.

Place 4-6 teaspoons of batter 3 inches apart on the parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Do not put more than 6 because you will not be able to roll any more before they harden. If you are leaving them as flat wafers then you can get 8.
Bake until lightly browned and crisp, 6 to 7 minutes.

Remove from oven, and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Working quickly, flip the cookie upside down and then roll up into a cylinder. You can also lay over a rolling pin for a curved cookie or leave flat. Continue baking and forming cookies until batter is used up. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool. If you like chocolate you can drizzle melted chocolate over the cookies to decorate.

You can also make larger circles with a tablespoon of batter and place into a small bowl shaping carefully to form an edible cookie bowl for ice cream or chocolate mousse.

Makes 20 smaller cookies.


The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm so glad you left me a comment today, Margaret, so I could find my way to you and your wonderful blogs! I know this one will be especially dear to me, as the women in my family have always loved to bake as well.

I've always wanted to try some almond lace cookies ... yours look spectacular!

Michele said...

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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