Chocolate lace cookies are light, thin, and crisp! This is a fun cookie recipe to add to your holiday baking this year. You will love these flavorful treats!
What’s on your list of things to bake this year? There are so many choices!
Even if you think you don’t have many choices, you might be surprised! I have lots of gluten free and top 8 allergen free cookie recipes to share.
We added a new one to our favorites this year – these gluten free vegan chocolate lace cookies.
Lace cookies are super thin, light, and brittle – it’s nice to have that change of texture when you’re doing a lot of baking! Soft cookies, buttery cookies, and rich cookies are all wonderful, but the crunch of chocolate lace cookies adds a nice contrast to a holiday cookie tray.
Now, these lace cookies are a little bit special in that they require a little extra care to have them turn out well! Nothing too crazy – don’t worry!
Mostly you just want to make sure you are using a good cookie sheet, definitely use parchment paper, and then store them carefully so that you don’t wind up with little sugary shards instead of nice thin cookies to enjoy.
What is the texture of lace cookies?
These cookies are thin and crisp. They almost have a candy-like quality to them. Once they are done baking, they will seem a bit soft when you take them out of the oven. But as they cool, they will harden. If they cool and are still soft, they aren’t quite done yet and need to go back in the oven.
How to make the best gluten free chocolate lace cookies:
- Mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl – the batter will be a little wet.
- Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave about two and a half inches in between cookies.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 14-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool on the parchment lined cookie sheet, then remove very gently with your fingers.
What type of gluten free flour works best in these cookies?
I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend, and it worked very well! It’s only two tablespoons of gluten free flour, so I think most gluten free flour blends would work nicely. I don’t know if something like coconut flour or cassava flour would work very well. It might affect the texture of these cookies.
Can I use regular butter instead of vegan buttery spread?
Yes, if you don’t need to be dairy free, regular butter should be just fine!
How should I store these gluten free chocolate lace cookies?
I recommend storing them in an airtight container in single layers with sheets of waxed paper in between. They should stay fresh for about 5 days.
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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Lace Cookies.
These gluten free vegan chocolate lace cookies are truly special! You will love this light and crispy cookie recipe for the holidays.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a heavy cookie sheet* with parchment paper.
Place the vegan buttery spread, sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth and combined. Add the applesauce and continue to mix.
Stop the mixer and add the unsweetened cocoa powder, gluten free flour blend, salt, and oats. Mix on low speed.
Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls on the parchment lined cookie sheet. These cookies really spread, so leave about 2 ½ inches between them. I can fit about 9 cookies on the baking sheet at a time.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 14-15 minutes. Don't wander too far - you don't want these to burn! Check them near the end of the baking time to prevent burning.
Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheet before gently removing.
Repeat steps 4-5 with the remaining batter. You will get about 40 cookies.
*I recommend a heavier cookie sheet, like USA Pan. You could also use an insulated pan like Air Bake. Of course, you can use any cookie sheet you have, but if you are using a very thin cookie sheet that has been around a long time, you may want to watch these cookies closely. You don't want to burn them!
Nutrition facts are for one cookie. This recipe makes about 40 cookies.