Homemade Pistachio Lace Cookies

This recipe is so easy to make, but the result is a delightfully light and fluffy cookie. The dough sticks together due to oils in the pistachios that create gluten-like proteins. A little orange zest adds flavor while also providing color contrast against the pale green of wheat flour. To top it all off, sugar sprinkled on top before baking creates a crisp finish as well as crispy edges because of its heat-releasing properties.

These homemade pistachio lace cookies are a delicious and easy dessert. They can be made in less than an hour, and they taste great. Read more in detail here: pistachio cookies.

Pistachios provide a delightful touch to handcrafted lace biscuits! Pistachio lace cookies, also known as florentines, are buttery, crunchy, and lovely!

Lace Cookies from Scratch

This is a crucial question. Which nut is your favorite? Pistachios are the solution for Sofi and myself. Without a doubt. So, when we decided to create handcrafted lace cookies and wanted to do them our own way, we thought, “Why not use PISTACHIOS?” These handmade lace cookies are crunchy, nutty, chocolaty, and dangerously delicious. They’re created with just a few ingredients and look very beautiful.

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Lace cookies are what they sound like.

Lace biscuits are a thin, crispy cookie prepared with finely chopped nuts (often almonds), butter, and sugar. As the cookies bake, they spread extremely thinly, nearly caramelizing as they rise to form the “lacy” pattern that gives them their name. The melted chocolate is then distributed over the flat surface of the cooled biscuits. Voila! Cookies with lace patterns.

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Homemade Lace Cookies Ingredients

You’re missing out if you’ve never tried lace cookies. In general, if you like nuts, sugar, caramel, and chocolate, you’ll enjoy them. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy those things? You’ll just need 10 items!

  • Pistachios
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sugary Brown Brown
  • Honey
  • Cream
  • Salt
  • Extract of Vanilla
  • Chocolate (dark)

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In a double boiler, melt chocolate as follows:

For a long time, I was perplexed by two boilers. Why not simply microwave the chocolate to melt it? So, now I have a teeny-tiny city kitchen with no microwave! And, although I miss my microwave on occasion, I prefer melting chocolate in a double boiler for many reasons. It’s far simpler to manage the temperature and observe the immediate impact of melting or heating things over a double boiler than it is to stop and start your microwave to check on your ingredients.

  1. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan or pot.
  2. Place a heat-safe bowl (this is critical.) I once forgot to do this, and the consequences were disastrous lol) on top of your pot. Essentially, the vapor from the boiling water will warm the dish, allowing your chocolate to cook up.

  3. Toss in the chopped chocolate into the mixing bowl. To ensure that your chocolate heats up uniformly, make sure it is cut into the same size pieces. With a spatula, stir the chocolate until it is smooth and totally melted.

  4. Remove the bowl from the fire (it may be hot!) and set it aside. Simply repeat the procedure if the chocolate becomes hard again.

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Let’s toast Friday with these delicate, caramelly biscuits, my sweethearts! Good luck with your baking.

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With chopped pistachios and dark chocolate, these crunchy, nutty, chocolaty handmade lace biscuits offer a twist on a classic. Try to limit yourself to just one.

  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to cook: 6 minutes
  • Time spent: 21 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 20 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • italian cuisine
  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to cook: 6 minutes
  • Time spent: 21 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 20 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • italian cuisine

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  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to cook: 6 minutes
  • Time spent: 21 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 20 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • italian cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pistachios, shelled
  • 3 tblsp flour (all-purpose)
  • butter (six tablespoons)
  • a half cup of brown sugar
  • honey (two tablespoons)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate, broken up into little pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse pistachios until very finely chopped in a food processor or blender. Remove from the equation.
  3.  Melt the butter, sugar, honey, and cream together in a small sauce pan until the sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the salt and vanilla extract. Allow to settle after adding the chopped pistachios and flour. Don’t worry if the batter is thin; it will thicken as it sets.
  4. Scoop level teaspoons 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets using a teaspoon measure. As the cookies bake, they will spread a lot. Bake for approximately 7 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are barely golden brown and the cookies are bubbling (this is creating that iconic lace pattern). Finish baking the cookies and set them aside to cool completely.
  5. Melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler, stirring continually until it is fully melted. Spread a thin coating of chocolate on the back of the lace biscuits (the flat side) using an offset spatula. Allow the chocolate to harden by placing it face down. You want some chocolate to ooze through the perforations and onto the front side.
  6. After the chocolate has hardened, keep it in an airtight container for up to 7 days at room temperature or up to 3 months in the freezer.

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Notes

  • For these cookies, parchment paper is highly recommended. A greased baking sheet will not enough, and the fragile biscuits will be difficult to remove.
  • If you don’t have any pistachios on hand, you may always substitute almonds!

 

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These homemade “pistachio thin cookies” are a delicious treat. They’re made with pistachios, and they’re gluten-free. The recipe is simple to make, so you can have these in your kitchen in no time.

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