Many moons ago, our family tried these crispy buttery lace cookies at a brunch hosted by our cousins. We immediately knew the recipe was a keeper. It turns out the recipe was from our aunt/great aunt who had been making them for many previous moons. We searched the internet for the author to no avail. We’d be happy to give credit where credit is due. It’s a great recipe. And so easy and quick – about 22 minutes from start to finish.
The only tweaks we made – and this is optional – is to add some lemon or orange zest which, we believe, gives a fresh flavour boost to this delicate delicious cookie. We often make half ‘as is’ and half with zest. You can also drizzle some melted semi-sweet chocolate on the cookies. Or add a bit of almond extract if you like.
These are the exact kind of cookies you would find at a high tea, shower or brunch. But don’t get us wrong, these lace cookies also hit the spot with a cold glass of milk in front of the TV. They are pretty addictive, but light as cookies go.