Thursday, April 23, 2009

Four Ingredients = One Delicious Honey Lace Cookie

You may have had this cookie in a fancy bakery- as a crispy sandwich filled with chocolate or wrapped into a cone and filled with pastry cream. But, this cookie is actually very simple! It has only four ingredients and many possibilities!

This delicate lacy cookie has a beautifully crisp texture. The recipe can be found here from Martha Stewart's Cookie book and it is so simple!

You measure out 2 Tbsp of brown sugar, 2 Tbsp of butter and 1.5 Tbsp of honey into a sauce pan and melt it. Once melted, whisk in 2 Tbsp of flour until smooth.

Then drop 1/2 tsp of the batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 6 min at 375. The batter spreads and bubbles into these beautiful cookies.

Once they have set enough to transfer, you can pick them up with your fingers and move them to a cooling rack to cool until thin and crispy or...

you can shape them! We used a frosting tip to create a little cone! This shape reminded us of the famous French Laundry Coronets, which we have yet to try but have heard a lot about!

This really excited us and we filled them with blue cheese because I love honey drizzled on blue cheese. It was a bit sticky in the tooth but interesting! We do think these tiny cones could be great with gelato or ice cream. I would really like to try making a little edible ice cream dish out of this honey lace cookie. Imagine the possibilities!