Almond Lace Cookies

These cookies can be left flat or rolled into cones or cylinders. They can also be dipped in chocolate.

  • Yield: Makes 30

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1994/1995

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup whole unblanched almonds, ground medium-fine
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, cream, and orange liqueur. When butter has melted, stir in remaining ingredients with a wooden spoon. Cook until gently bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and keep warm.

  2. Place 5 half teaspoons of batter 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet (this is as many as you can mold while hot). Bake until lightly browned and crisp, 6 to 7 minutes.

  3. Remove from oven, and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Working quickly, lay each cookie over a cone-shaped object (we used a water-cooler cup), pressing edges together. Alternatively, roll cookies around the handle of a wooden spoon, pressing the edges together to form a cylinder. Continue baking and forming cookies until batter is used up. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.

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