Orange Lace Cookies

Photo: Robi Fiocca
3 dozen

These delicate, crispy cookies have a lacelike appearance and are delicious served with tea -- or combine them with Melon with Orange-Ginger Syrup for an impressive dessert.


  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, finely chopped (about 1 orange)

  • teaspoon fine salt

  • Melon with Orange-Ginger Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a Silpat (a nonstick baking mat), or parchment paper, on a baking sheet; set aside. Combine corn syrup, sugar, butter, and Cointreau in a small saucepan set over low heat; stir until butter melts. Remove from heat. Add flour, orange zest, and salt; stir until combined.

  2. Drop heaping teaspoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 1/2 inches apart. Place sheet in oven; bake until cookies spread out, bubble, and turn golden brown, about 14 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand until cookies firm slightly, about 4 minutes. Using a spatula, remove cookies from sheet; place on a wire rack, and let cool until crisp. Repeat until all batter has been used, stirring batter in between batches. Cool cookies completely.

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