Saturday, December 5, 2009

12 Days of Cookies – a bon appétit cookie extravaganza! Day5…Orange-Almond Lace Cookies


This wonderful event, in it’s second year, is the brain child of Andrea of Andrea's Recipes, but this year is being organized and ran by Sandy of At the Baker's Bench.

How I got asked to be involved with this incredible group is beyond me but all the thanks goes to Kelly of Sass & Veracity and after last year I sure earned my way in the hard way! There are 10 of us that have decided to do The 12 Days of Cookies – A bon appétit cookie extravaganza. We will be choosing, baking, tasting, blogging and sharing with you a cookie a day for the first 12 days of December.
These cookies are coming from bon appetit's Holiday Cookie-a-Day Slideshow.

These are my partners in crime. We will all be choosing different cookies and surprising each other. How fun is that???? Be sure to check out their selections for the day!

Andrea of Andrea's Recipes
Claire of The Barefoot Kitchen
Courtney of Coco Cooks
Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook
Kelly of Sass & Veracity
Michelle of Big Black Dogs
RJ of Flamingo Musings
Sandy of At the Baker's Bench
Tiffany of The Nesting Project


Day 5 and the cookies keep coming!  Today’s cookie is an Orange-Almond Lace Cookie.  I am truly not a fan of almonds but after the pecan lace cookies I made I really wanted to try these one!  I am so glad that I did.  They are truly delicious.  Tony is taking them to work today and I am sure they will be a hit!

Orange-Almond Lace Cookies

yield: Makes about 24

The egg makes these a little less delicate (and less likely to break) than traditional lace cookies.


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend


Preheat oven to 325°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir 3/4 cup butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts, sugar, flour, orange peel and salt; then stir in egg. Drop some batter by generous tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart (cookies will spread).

Bake cookies until lacy and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Gently slide parchment paper with cookies onto rack; cool completely. Transfer cookies to paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled baking sheet with clean parchment for each batch. (Can be made ahead. Store between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.)


Would I make these again?  I think so.  They were really good and very fast and simple to make.  But are they a “to die for” cookie?  Not really.  A nice addition to a cookie platter though!


RJ Flamingo said...

They look very pretty! I like lace cookies, but I haven't made any yet - guess that's going to be one of my projects, this weekend!

Deeba PAB said...

WOW I love them. I love orange in baking, and I have always loved lace cookies. I think I just might try these soon! They are beautiful Judy!

tinyskillet said...

Beautiful cookies, they look wonderful! It's raining here today, perfect day to stay home and bake!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

these look good, sounded good... so thanks for the honest review... the Peacan lace still wins

keep em coming

Rosy said...

They look really good. But you made them perfectly...I think I'm more of a fan of pecans as well. =)

kellypea said...

These turned out very nicely! Love almonds and orange together. I'm sure your husband's coworkers will inhale these ; )

Di said...

Pretty pictures--I love the ribbon. Glad to know these are good even for those who aren't big fans of almonds (they're one of my least favorite nuts).

glamah16 said...

Perfection Judy!

Thistlemoon said...

Lace cookies always look so pretty and elegant. Great job!