This cookie is called lace cookie because as it bakes, it bubbles and creates little holes that ends up looking like a lace pattern - very adorable!
I decided to make this recipe for Christmas because it works as a really good gift since it doesn't spoil fast and it maintains most of its quality and crunchiness for up to 3 weeks. With creativity you could even mold the warm cookie into the shape of your preference, even like a cute little basket for fruits- wow how cheesy would that be? ;)
The characteristics of the lace cookies are crunchiness and nuttiness, super delicate and thin with nuts that enriches the flavor, it reminds a baked praline like the one I made to garnish the chocolate soufflé but much more consistent as it contains a little bit of flour. The chocolate is totally optional but since the cookie itself is not very sweet I think that the chocolate is almost essential to the recipe plus it looks quite nice with one side all zig-zaged in chococolate (or maybe in the middle if you made sandwiches)
I'm in Brazil right now to spend the holidays with my family and even though I couldn't make a super special Christmas show before I left NY I hope this recipe comes in a good time for all of you.
This Christmas give love, not gift - maybe some lace cookies as well!
2 tbsp unsalted butter- room temperature
2 tbsp heavy cream
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup macadamia nut
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g chocolate- 60% cacao (or the chocolate of your preference)