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Lace Almond Cookies


These gorgeous see-through lacy almond cookies caught my eye when I was surfing the internet for something light, wafer sort of cookie that can go down well with my homemade ice cream.   These wafers are studded with almonds and oats though I find them to be a wee bit buttery.  You only need a teaspoon of the batter per cookie as they do spread real flat during baking, hence, you'll need to allow more spreading room.


Pretty, delicate and highly addictive!

Recipe for Lace Almond Cookies (adapted from  'here'  with modifications)

    Ingredients

    • 5 oz butter, melted (reduced from 2/3 cup)
    • 3 oz brown sugar   (reduced from 1 cup)
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup (I used golden syrup)
    • 1 Tbsp milk
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 4.1/2 oz rolled oats
    • 2 Tbsp plain flour
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 cup/2 oz  toasted and finely chopped almonds
    • 1 tsp lightly toasted black sesame seeds
    Method
    1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Melt the butter on low heat, add brown sugar, golden syrup, milk and salt, blend well.  
    3. Stir in the oats, flour and vanilla.
    4. Fold in the almonds.
    5. Drop 1 teaspoonful of batter onto the baking sheet, leave about 3 inches apart.  Bake for 7 to 8 mins. till golden brown and darker at the edges.
    6. Transfer to cool on a cooling rack, let cookies sit and firm up.
    7. Store in air-tight container in between parchment paper.
    8. Yield :  64 pieces.
    Note
    1. Do not underbake the cookies otherwise they'll be soft and not crispy.
    2. If they do turn soft later, reheat.



Comments

  1. Love how evenly thin these cookies look, Cheah. I bet these must be very crisp and delicious.

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    1. Yes, I was infatuated with the lacy look of these cookies. But they don't stay crispy for long, need to reheat.

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  2. I bet these cookies must be crunchy and yummy and Im sure it will be finished in no time.

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  3. Hi Cheah, your cookies look really crispy and so pretty! I am sure they taste very delicious with so much almonds and butter in the ingredients....would be so lovely to have as a snack in the afternoon with a cup of chinese tea:D

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    1. I agree with you, sit and relax and munch these with a cup of hot Chinese tea.

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  4. Cheah, can send me a jar of these cookies??? :o) Drooling over here.
    Enjoy & have a lovely day dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  5. Cheah, I love this type of cookie... thin and crispy. Nice clicks!

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  6. Hi Cheah, the little holes of the cookies indicate that it is really crispy. Nice colour, definitely tempting.

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  7. Hi Cheah, these biscuits are so pretty! Too bad that they don't stay crispy for long.

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    1. No worries, once they'll well baked, they're ok. Can easily pop them into the oven toaster when they do turn soft.

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  8. These cookies look so addictive! Are they really that easy to make?

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    1. They're quite easy to make but make sure you leave them plenty of spread room while baking, they can really spread out flat.

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  9. Cheah...I made something similar to urs today! Mine is almond tuile but without butter added, totally addictive!

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  10. hellosweetdessert.wordpress.comApril 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    this looks very good, lacey cookies, first time i have seen, very nice. seem crispy, thanks for sharing ya

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    1. Thank you. So sweet of you to stop by my blog!

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  11. Nice and delicate looking! I would love to have these with tea.

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