Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Inspire Me Thursday: Lace

I just found a great blog, Inspire Me Thursday. This week's inspiration was Lace. This is my interpretation: Lace Cookies. I didn't have time to make any so I don't have a picture, but here is the recipe:

Classic Lace Cookies
1/2 cup almond meal
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and corn syrup until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, stirring often. Increase the heat to medium high and, stirring constantly, bring the mixture JUST to a boil. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir in the flour and salt until incorporated. Stir in the almond meal, vanilla extract, and almond extract if using.
Drop the batter by the teaspoon, 3 inches apart, on the prepared baking sheets Bake the cookies until evenly light brown, approximately 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies spread, become thin, and take on a deep golden color.
When you remove the cookies from the oven, allow them to cool for 30 seconds to 1 min. With a spatula, remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place on a rolling pin, glass, or other curved object. As the cookies cool, they will take on the curve of the rolling pin. If desired, once cool, dip the edges of the cookies in melted chocolate.

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