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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Orange Almond Lace Cookies

I make these cookies every Christmas. Something about the distinct orange flavour in them makes me feel like they are a little festive. They are also SUPER easy to make and a huge crowd pleaser (especially if the crowd loves butter!)


1 1/2 Cups of Finely Chopped Almonds
3/4 Cup unsalted butter
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp unbleached Flour
1 1/2 Tbsp Orange Zest
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Egg, beaten

Take your almonds (about 2 cups to start) and place them in a large ziploc bag. Mash the bag to chop the almonds. You can also use a food processor however I like some larger chunks left in the blend.

The texture should look something like this. I actually ended up with 2 1/4 cups of the chopped almond mix and used it all. The 2 cups is just a guideline.

Zest your orange (1 orange should be enough)

I a sauce pan melt your butter over very low heat. You do not want it to boil.

Once the butter is JUST melted remove from the heat and add your Almonds, sugar, flour, zest and salt...mix together quickly with a spatula.

Lastly add your beaten egg. Mix quickly to combine.

Spoon out Teaspoon fulls of the batter on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Leaving lots of space in between each cookie. These spread very very thin. Bake at 325F for about 12-15 Minutes or until the edges of the cookies are a nice golden brown.

allow cookies to cool on parchment paper.

Enjoy this crispy, chewy, lovely cookies!

1 comment:

  1. 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.