Chocolate Lace Cookies


Chocolate Lace Cookies

(yields 1 dozen cookies)

Very delicate and elegant cookies. They are a little work, but worth the effort.


Dry Ingredients:

1        cup organic sugar

½        cup blanched almonds, finely ground

½        cup rolled oats, finely ground

2          Tbs candied orange peel, finely chopped

½       tsp cinnamon, ground

½        tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

8       Tbs unsalted butter, ½ lb. melted

1       egg, beaten

1       tsp vanilla extract

1       Tbs orange juice

Filling:

4       oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted

1      drop orange oil extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet and set aside.
  1. In a medium size bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter with remaining wet ingredients.  Now combine dry and wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. The batter will be loose.
  1. Spoon batter, one tablespoon at a time, on cooking sheet, 4 inches apart from each other. Cookies will spread quite a lot.  As they bake, they will bubble with holes and look like lace.  Bake for 8 minutes, remove and place on cookie rack to cool.
  1. Either in a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate and add orange oil. You can follow directions in my Chocolate Dipped Strawberries recipe for melting chocolate.
  1. Spread thin layer of melted chocolate on one cookie and place another cookie on top like a wafer. Return to rack to cool and allow chocolate to set again.

Suggestions: You can use white chocolate or milk chocolate as an alternative. You can also use these wafers to make ice cream sandwich cookies.  Using semi soft vanilla ice cream, place a heaping tablespoon of ice cream in the center of a cookie.  Using the second cookie press the ice cream to make it spread.  Freeze immediately.  When frozen wrap individually and refreeze for up to a month.

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