Although lace cookies are pretty popular, not many people make them. I was inspired to make these delicate treats while watching Giada DeLaurentiis’ show the other day. She used vanilla extract…but to make them my own, I switched it for almond flavoring and tossed in some more coconut. I even added an extra crunch by slipping some chopped almonds into the dough! These are super easy to make and quite delicious! Thanks for the inspiration Giada!

¾ cup light brown sugar

¾ cup sweetened, flaked coconut

½ stick of butter

¼ cup flour

2 tablespoons almonds (crushed/chopped)

½ teaspoon almond extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix so everything is thoroughly combined (it will be a VERY crumbly dough).

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, put tablespoon sized portions of the dough about 3 inches apart. Slightly flatten the dough out.

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely. They will harden quickly!

Serve and enjoy!