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Lace Sandwich Cookies (Laceys)

5 from 7 votes
My Lace Sandwich Cookies are thin, delicate, but pack so much flavor between the chocolate and almonds that you won't be able to stop eating them!
Lace Sandwich Cookies, or Laceys, stacked.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

IN THIS RECIPE: Want a fancy treat without all the work? Lace sandwiches, or laceys, are absolutely the trick. I love the flavors of laceys, they’re nutty and toffee-like with chocolate in between, but the textures are what make this easy-to-make, delicate cookie shine. They’re crispy, super thin, and I can’t stop eating them. 

These lovelies have only 7 simple ingredients — seriously, the only thing you might have to run out for are some almonds or bittersweet chocolate if you ran out. They come together in no time, too, if you need an absolute last-minute dessert show-stopper or holiday gift. 

Homemade lace sandwiches are a real crowdpleaser. I use almonds for these laceys, but you can choose your favorite nut of choice too!

What Are Lace Sandwiches (Laceys)?

Crispy, crunchy lace sandwiches have the delicious flavors of almonds, caramel hints, and chocolate, and the texture is crunchy and very delicate. 

They’re made with butter, dark brown sugar, honey, AP flour, vanilla extract, bittersweet chocolate, and nuts. They get their names from their see-through appearance, which looks a lot fancier than it is to make! 

What You Need To Make Lace Sandwiches

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 2 Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing bowls

How To Make Lace Sandwiches

These beautiful cookies come together so quickly. Here is how you make laceys:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line your 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, grind the almonds to the texture of breadcrumbs, but not as fine as flour.
  3. Heat the butter, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan until the butter and sugar have melted.
  4. Transfer the butter mixture to a small mixing bowl and stir in the flour, vanilla extract, and almonds.
  5. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of this batter, about 3 inches (7½cm) apart, on the prepped baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown but not too dark. 
  6. Remove the pan and immediately lift the parchment paper, with the cookies, onto a counter to let cool.
  7. While they are cooling, pop the other batch of cookies into the oven.
  8. After a few minutes, the cookies will have cooled and hardened. At this time, you can lift them off the paper and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  9. Once all o the cookies have been baked and cooled, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat.
  10. Turn half of the cookies over and brush a thin layer of chocolate on them. Sandwich the cookies with another cookie and let it rest until the chocolate is set. 

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Lace Sandwiches

  • You can use walnuts, pecans, or any other nut you prefer in place of the almonds.
  • You can replace the honey with corn syrup or golden syrup if that is what you have on hand.
  • If you prefer milk chocolate or even white chocolate, go ahead and use this instead of bittersweet chocolate.
  • You can also serve these cookies without any chocolate!
  • Try crumbling these cookies on a scoop of homemade chocolate or vanilla ice cream or coffee gelato!

How To Store Homemade Lace Sandwiches

Homemade lace sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Be sure to store the cookies between layers of parchment, so they do not stick together. 

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Lace Sandwich Cookies Recipe (Laceys)

5 from 7 votes
My Lace Sandwich Cookies, also known as Laceys, are thin and delicate, but pack so much flavor between the chocolate and almonds that you won't stop eating them!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
My Lace Sandwich Cookies, also known as Laceys, are thin and delicate, but pack so much flavor between the chocolate and almonds that you won't stop eating them!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (7½oz/213g) almonds
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) butter
  • ¾ cup (4½oz/128g) dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (2½oz/71g) honey
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) finely chopped bittersweet chocolate.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the almonds in a food processor and grind to the texture of breadcrumbs (not as fine as flour).
  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter, brown sugar, and honey until the butter and sugar are melted.
  • Transfer the butter mixture to a small mixing bowl and stir in the flour, vanilla extract, and almonds.
  • Place rounded teaspoonfuls 3 inches (7½cm) apart on one of the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown but not too dark (or they will taste burnt).
  • Remove the pan from the oven and immediately lift the parchment paper with the cookies onto a counter to let cool.
  • While the cookies are cooling, get another batch of cookies into the oven.
  • After a few minutes, the cookies will have cooled and hardened. You can then lift them off the paper and transfer them to a wire rack.
  • Once all the cookies are baked and cooled, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Turn half of the cookies over and brush a thin layer of chocolate on them. Sandwich the cookies with another lace cookie and let rest until the chocolate is set.
  • Store lace cookies between layers of parchment in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Retired Bakery Dude(@retired-bakery-dude)
27 days ago

These were a real hit with my poker buddies! I didn’t have chocolate, so I used butterscotch. Delicious!

Sonia Ghosh
Sonia Ghosh
1 month ago

Wow this looks so yummy. I am going to try this coming weekend for my husband.

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

Could I substitute gluten free plain flour, instead of all purpose flour?
These look so good and would be great to get my children involved in the sandwich part.

susan
susan(@susanjl)
1 month ago

question please almonds, raw or roasted?

Oraysha
Oraysha
1 month ago

Can I use almond flour? If yes, what measurement?

cheryl
cheryl
1 month ago

i just used up my bittersweet chocolate in another dessert! i have unsweetened and semi sweet. can i melt them together for the same effect? thank you in advance.

sunshine
sunshine(@mytklein)
1 month ago

why does it say prep time is 20 hours???

Patricia Sobie
Patricia Sobie
1 month ago

Can I use walnuts instead of almonds?

Darlene
Darlene(@darlenes)
1 month ago

These look amazing. Do you think I could use sesame seeds instead of the almonds? My friend can not have nuts.

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