Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate slathered between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate is sandwiched between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.
Florentine cookies, lacey cookies, dark chocolate almond cookies…whatever you want to call them, these thin, crunchy, chocolate-filled cookies are absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

One of my housemates, Ally, absolutely adores these Dark Chocolate Almond Laceys from Trader Joe’s. They’re thin, crunchy, taste-like-toffee cookies, sandwiched with rich dark chocolate, and they’re so so good! Of course, after a few weeks of watching her eat them, I decided I needed to recreate them.

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate is sandwiched between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.The process for these cookies is different from most cookies, but still easy nonetheless. There’s no creaming butter and sugar together here. Instead, you’re making a sort-of caramel sauce to mix with a little bit of flour and super finely chopped up almonds. You get a sticky dough which you make into itty-bitty balls (seriously) that bake up into shatteringly thin, beautiful, toffee-like cookies. You sandwich two cookies together with some dark chocolate, and the result is a cookie that tastes delicious immediately, but gets even better after a night or two. The cookies soften and meld together, and the sweetness of the cookies balances so nicely with the dark chocolate.

If you don’t want to slather them in dark chocolate, they also taste great plain or with a drizzle of whatever kind of chocolate you want. Mmm!

So…we’re not just talking about delicious cookies today, we’re also talking about good causes!

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate is sandwiched between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.

I’ve partnered up with OXO to help bake a difference and raise awareness about childhood cancer, and we want you to help bake a difference too! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a non-profit organization started by OXO employees to research more effective treatments for pediatric cancer, which is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. I love that OXO uses their influence to help make a difference in such an important cause.

OXO makes some of my absolutely favorite kitchen tools EVER, and I use their products pretty much every time I bake (no lie). And if you buy specially marked OXO products, OXO will donate on your behalf to help support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!

For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September. You can find those retailers here!

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Be a good cookie, and make some delicious cookies with me! :D

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate is sandwiched between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.

Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. In a separate bowl stir together the nuts, flour, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a rolling boil and sugar is dissolved. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, then pour into almond mixture and stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator to cool, about 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop rounded teaspoons (they should be itty bitty!) of batter and roll into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 3 to 4 inches between each cookie since they spread.
  5. Bake 1 pan at a time, until the cookies are thin and an even golden brown color throughout, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Melt chocolate in a microwave proof bowl for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until the chocolate is fully melted. Pair up cookies of equal size. Spread chocolate onto one cookie and press carefully together with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookie pairs. Let cool, and store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Food Network

This post was not sponsored by OXO. All opinions are my own, and I chose to participate in their campaign to help raise awareness for a great cause! I do want to thank them for the fun cookie tools they sent to me.

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate slathered between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.

Comments

  1. I’ve never made florentine cookies before. But I think that will have to change soon. It’s an awesome thing that OXO is doing and it’s even more reason to pick up a couple of items and bake these elegant cookies.

  2. LOVE Oxo Good Cookies and lacey cookies! But I have yet to make them in a dark chocolate almond version. Do you ship? I’m not far! ;) Pinned!

  3. These look really delicious!! Was wondering if I can omit almonds or replace with ground almond? Would it change the end product? Thank you!

    • Hi Angela! I don’t think you would be able to fully omit the almonds, but ground almond could work! You could also replace with a different nut :) if you try them with ground almond, let us know how it turned out for you!

  4. I love florentines! I tried making them once on a bad cooking day and haven’t tried them again. These look too good not to try.

  5. Loving the flavors & texture of these, so great!

  6. These look amazing, Rachel! I’ve never made florentines, and I’m actually not sure if I’ve ever even had one? But that must change soon! I love that you sandwiched them with some dark chocolate. Pinned! :)

  7. Mmmm these look awesome! I will take them all please ;-)

  8. I’ve never had the Trader Joe’s cookies, but these sound like they’re even better! I love the dark chocolate and almond flavor!

  9. Love these delicate little gems!!

  10. These cookies look totally irresistible. Love the ingredients, I can imagine the taste. I have never tried them but will definitely put them on my long list of “to do” recipes.

  11. I LOVE these cookies! But…how do you not eat the whole batch? They look incredibly addictive.

  12. These cookies are so pretty, Rachel! I love, love them… and totally have to give them a try :)

  13. Oh man, these are gorgeous! And I would DEFINITELY slather mine in so much dark chocolate :)

  14. Delicious!!!
    i want that for my brunch in my clinic today….

  15. These cookies are gorgeous! I always think that chewy thick cookies are my favorite, but in truth I cannot resist thin and crispy! These looks spectacular. : )

  16. I have had lacey cookies on my baking bucket list for the longest time! And I just never do it! Shame shame :) Because these look awesomeeee.

  17. Pinning these because they are out of this world! So beautiful too! I can almost taste their crunchy cookie ‘snap’ :)

  18. I’ve never made florentines before but these look absolutely incredible! I love what OXO does to support kids’ cancer and I absolutely adore their products – win win!

  19. Gorgeous cookies girl! I would definitely slather the dark chocolate on these – they sound incredible! Love the wonderful cause too – pinning :)

  20. These look so delicious! And theyre dainty! They look like they would go perfect with coffee :)

  21. These look amazing. I love love love florentines and have been looking for a great recipe. Pinned!

  22. HEAAV-ENNNN!! I’m a recent convert to the lacey love but oooooh it’s a strong love!!

  23. This is such an elegant cookie!

  24. These are perfect to serve at holiday parties. I just wanted to let you know that I have a food photo submission site at Simply Creative Recipes and I am linking to this post if you don’t mind. You are welcome to submit your recipes if you’d like.

  25. Oh my, Rachel, these look amazing. I have been wanting to recreate a chocolate lace cookie I had in Hershey a few months ago, and this looks like it would fit the bill. There’s something so so good about a super melty cookie… I’ll be keeping this one in mind!
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  26. Do you happen to know if almond flour/meal would work in place of the almonds¿ I saw someone ask..but did not see a reply from her as to her trying it? I’m house bound for a few more weeks and would rather not ask someone to go to the store for just almonds.. . Thank you!

  27. I made these cookies and everything is perfect about them! I used dark chocolate and a little bit of instant espresso to drizzle over the top. Some I made into sandwiches. Oh so yummy in every way. I decided to try a different recipe with cacao nibs and I was so disappointed with the texture. They were too crispy. No chew. Sad I wasted my time. I should have stuck with this recipe. Lesson learned!

  28. Catherine says:

    Do you think I could substitute coconut for the almond? I am trying to copy the World Market dark chocolate coconut laceys- well, the flavor combination. Really excited to try this!

    • I’m not positive it would work, but I think it might! I’d try using flaked coconut. Best of luck and enjoy! I’d love to hear the results :)

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