Gluten-Free Orange-Cinnamon Lace Cookies

These crisp, delicate cookies, with their hint of orange and cinnamon, are almost toffee-like when you bite into them. The original recipe for these cookies calls for traditional all-purpose flour, but we find that our King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is a great substitute. We encourage you to test for yourself, and to discover alternate flavors that please you.

Our thanks to Allison from Haute Box on the Food52 website for the inspiration behind this recipe.

Prep
15 mins
Bake
8 to 12 mins
Total
23 mins
Yield
about 2 dozen cookies
Gluten-Free Orange-Cinnamon Lace Cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or foil.

  2. In a small bowl mix together the flours, salt, cinnamon, and orange zest until well blended.

  3. Combine the butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan set over low heat. Stir until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to medium and bring just to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat.

  4. Stir in the dry ingredients into the pan, followed by the orange extract.

  5. Drop the batter onto the prepared baking sheet by teaspoonfuls (a teaspoon cookie scoop works well here), spacing the spoonfuls 4" apart from one another. We recommend baking no more than six cookies on a pan.

  6. Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, until they're an even golden brown. Transfer the cookies, on their parchment or foil, to a rack, and let them rest until they're completely cool and crisp.

  7. Bake succeeding batches while the first batch is cooling.

  8. Once the cookies are completely cool, drizzle them with melted dark chocolate, if desired.

  9. Yield: about 2 dozen cookies.