Lacey Cookies - These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make - made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!

These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make – made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!

Lacey Cookies - These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make - made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!

Have you ever had a lacey cookie?

I had them for the first time when visiting my in-laws a couple of summers ago.  They had this package of cookies from Costco – lacey cookies with one side coated in milk chocolate.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Best cookies ever.  Except that they’re impossible to walk past without taking one!

After having them there, of course I started noticing these cookies every single time I went to Costco.  A giant container of the most delicious cookies ever, calling my name while trying to buy my groceries.  So annoying.

So I did what any normal person would do and decided to try making them.  At least I can make a slightly smaller batch that way, and go with a drizzle of chocolate instead of totally coating them.  Way healthier that way.  Right?  Well, I can pretend at any rate.

Lacey Cookies - These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make - made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!

Lacey cookies look so fancy, don’t you think?  Crispy, sweet, thin, wafer-like cookies that taste a bit caramel-y but aren’t overly sweet or sticky.  They’re so delicate looking and all the little holes make them look kind of fancy.  Just me?

Whether you think they’re fancy or not, you’ll definitely agree with me that they’re super easy to make and oh so tasty.  I was really surprised at how easy these were to make.  It’s a super simple batter that comes together in a matter of minutes on the stovetop, and then all you do is drop it by the teaspoonful on a cookie sheet and bake.  They spread out into these super thin, crispy cookies that look like lace.  My kids thought it was a little bit magical.

You could totally coat one side of the cookies in chocolate instead of just drizzling it if you want.  That would definitely taste fantastic – I’m not ashamed to admit that it’s sheer laziness that prevented me from doing just that.  Drizzling is just so much faster and easier.  I mean it looks prettier.  That’s it.

It’s all about the looks – because fancy cookies need to be pretty.

Lacey Cookies - These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make - made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!

I’ve also shared this Lacey Cookies Recipe over on Food Fanatic.

  1. China says:

    So i tried making these last night for the first time. My attention was divided between cooking and netflix so i messed up the recipe. I didnt remove the saucepan from the heat before adding in the flour and pecans. The substance ended up drying out and bunching up into little clusters… It seemed more of a coarse crust for a cheesecake. Refusing to admit my mistake, i baked it for about 10 min hoping a miracle happened in my oven lol i pulled it out and the little clusters were still soft so i figured i was going to have to throw it away and retry. Once it cooled though it was sooooooo delicious. Perfect for adding a little dash of crunch to ice cream or whatever. Best mistake ever!!!!

  2. Amelia Guadagnin says:

    These were great! I didn’t have pecans so I substituted walnuts and it was just fine! I did bake my first batch WAY too long (cooked for 10 minutes and they got too dark, maybe an elevation thing? I’m in Utah so not sure!) so they have a slight burned sugar taste (whoops!) but the second batch was awesome! I also think I will do them smaller than teaspoonfuls next time because man do they spread! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Stacey says:

      I have never done any baking with almond flour so I can’t say for sure if it will work the same in these. If you’ve used it before in cookie recipes, I would try substituting the same way you normally would with it, but again, I’ve never tried it, so I’m not positive how well it would work! Good luck!

  3. Larry says:

    Can I substitute out the Honey for something else? I’m Allergic. I didn’t realize that the Costco version had honey. Made it was processed differently than straight up honey?

    1. Stacey says:

      I think that maple syrup would be a good substitute but I haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure. I actually have no idea if the Costco ones have honey in them or not, I just think these taste very similar to the ones you get there but that doesn’t mean they’re made the same way! Let me know if you try the recipe with maple syrup!

  4. Margaret Cary says:

    i really want to try these. i make lace cookies with oatmeal but haven’t tried pecans. They sound and look awesome.

  5. Ruthanne says:

    I accidentally added 1 T. of maple syrup from a friend’s maple trees. I still added 2 T. of honey from our hives.

    OH MY!!! What an incredible flavor! If you get local honey instead of storebought honey, these taste so much better!

    Thanks for the recipe. It’s made my day. 🙂

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