Chocolate Dipped Lace Cookies
Cookies are never a bad thing. Yet today’s Chocolate Dipped Lace Cookies are a true holiday favorite and will make your friends and family supremely happy this holiday season. That’s a promise!
I get really excited about Christmas cookies.
Especially when I can tell they are homemade!
Bakery cookies are nice to look at, but they never compare with the freshly baked holiday cookies we hold near and dear to our hearts.
One of my personal favorite cookie varieties is lace cookies.
Paper thin and crispy, with a nutty caramel essence. Lace cookies are just as much a candy as they are a cookie.
This year I thought it would be fun to dip my lace cookies in chocolate. I tried several methods from dipping half the cookie in chocolate, to dipping just the edges of the cookies in chocolate. But I discovered that the thick layer of hardened chocolate took away from the delicate texture that makes lace cookies so special.
So the final “dipping” method was to flip the cookies over, spread a thin layer of chocolate over the surface of the bottom, then flip them back over to dry.
The thin layer of chocolate amplifies the nutty caramel quality of the lace cookies, making these the very best batch of lace cookies I’ve ever made!
Seriously. The thin crunchy texture is ridiculously addictive.
If you want to avoid eating the entire batch, you’l need to wrap them up and give them away quickly.
Chocolate Dipped Lace Cookies are my offering for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, an annual campaign that raises money for Cookie for Kids’ Cancer while encouraging bloggers to share holiday cookies online and in the mail. #fbcookieswap
This year I received some wonderful cookies in the mail from…
Alyssa of What’s Cooking Love
Lauren of Sunshine Sweet Tea
Stace of Treats 4 Ta-Tas
Make sure to check out their recipes!
And be sure to add Chocolate Dipped Lace Cookies to your holiday cookie line-up.
You won’t be sorry!
Chocolate Dipped Lace Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 - 11 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Pre-measure all the ingredients. Then place the butter and sugars in a large sauce pot over medium heat.
- As the butter melts, stir the mixture. Once the sugars look mostly dissolved, stir in the oats, almonds, flour, salt, egg, and vanilla. Stir well to combine, then turn off the heat.
- Spoon the batter onto the cookies sheet with a teaspoon. Place them at least 3 inches apart or they will run together. Bake for 6-8 minutes, then cool on the baking sheets at least 5 minutes before moving. Repeat with remaining dough. Rewarm the dough if needed.
- Once the lace cookies are baked and cooled, melt the chocolate chips over a double-boiler. You can also melt them in the microwave, cooking in 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
- Turn the cookie over and use a spatula to spread a paper-thin layer of chocolate over the bottom. Flip the cookies back to top-side-up and let the chocolate harden before moving. Store in an air-tight container is a cool place.
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How long can they last in the fridge?
These will last about a week in the refrigerator.
Would these be good with coconut added? Trying to think of a delicious coconut recipe that will ship well for a friend who loves it!
Hey Leah! I think so. Just be sure it’s well incorporated into the mixture so the coconut shreds don’t burn. :)
I’m confused… when you cool the cookie; you spread the chocolate on the bottom. That part I get. But then you say to turn it back over to cool. You cool them soft chocolate side down?!
Hi Maija! Yes, that way the chocolate bottom is flat. Happy Baking!!
I am sorry to report that my experience was a disaster.
The batter balls ran a marathon and all ran into each other into a sheet of cookie on the cookie sheet.
The first 3 baking sheets turned out very thin, it all stuck to the parchment paper and it was impossible to remove cookies, mostly pieces and crumbs. They were soft and chewie, not crisp and firm. The last batch cooked way too long- about 15 minutes, and -surprise- they were more firm and held their shape, although to remove from the paper was like chinese torture.
The taste was wonderful, and I want to get this right.
Can you or any of our readers help me figure out what went wrong?
Hey Chris, So sorry that happened! It’s hard to say without watching your process. Did you happen to substitute any ingredients? I also wonder if the temperature in your oven is slightly off. (That’s pretty common with older ovens.) Have you notice other recipes taking longer to bake? Hopefully we can figure this out…
Thank you for the SOS!
I’d love to retry the recipe, but would like to know what variables to work on. Also, do you think the sugar mixture cooking time is a possible issue?
I did not replace ingredients this time. So you think the oven temperature is the probable culprit?
You are right in that the oven I used is older, and its temperature is often uneven. It tends to overheat rather than underheat, so I was surprised to find the last batch did not burn.
The first time I tried Lace cookies was when a friend bought them for us from Trader Joe’s. Since then I’ve been wanting to make them; thanks for this recipe! :)
It’s been far too long since I’ve made lace cookies. And I love that you dipped yours in chocolate!
I love that these are so doughy/flour-y!!! Love the textures!!
My grandma always used to bring these for me when I was little. Such amazing memories!!
these are just the prettiest most delicate looking cookies- very special!
Truly elegant and special. It would dress up any holiday cookie plate.
Can’t wait to try this recipe this year! I am wondering how many days ahead I can make them– how long will they remain fresh in the container? Thank you.
Hi Chris! They will stay fresh for at least a week in an air-tight container. Ours are always gone by then. You could put them in the fridge if you need them to last longer.
Thank you for the tip. It looks like a baking day today then. I will have to carefully hide them until the New Year dinner! Happy new year to you and your family.
These made a ton of cookies and they are so delicious. Wondering if I could possible freeze them???
My mom love lace cookies. These are perfect for her birthday this weekend!
These are wonderful! Adding the chocolate was a great idea!
So delicate and gorgeous!
Love these! They look delicious :)
Adding the chocolate really dresses them up for the holidays.
We make Lace cookies every year! Love them!
These are making Monday much more tolerable!! xoxo
These are gorgeous!
These are some fun holiday cookies and they look easy to make.
Perfect holiday cookies!! Love!!