Chocolate Lace Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + chilling


about 3 dozen

Updated: Dec. 22, 2023
My mother and I make these elegant lace cookies filled with melted chocolate chips. Baking together is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. —Stacey B., Stillwater, Oklahoma
Chocolate Lace Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in pecans, flour and vanilla. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto foil-lined baking sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and lacy. Cool completely before carefully removing from foil.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread 1 teaspoon melted chocolate on bottoms of half the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set. Store between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container.

Chocolate Lace Cookie Tips

What are lace cookies made of??

Extremely thin, delicate and crispy, lace cookies are made from butter, sugar and just a small amount of flour, which helps them form their iconic look.

What are Florentine lace cookies?

Florentine lace cookies are traditionally made from chopped almonds or hazelnuts with notes of citrus and are drizzled or sandwiched with chocolate.

What other types of lace cookies can I try?

There are many different variations of lace cookies to try, including cranberry lace cookies and peanut butter lace sandwich cookies. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 71 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.