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Kletskoppen - Dutch Almond Lace Biscuits

Dutch Almond Lace Biscuits

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 20 biscuits
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Dutch


Easy and quick Dutch Almond Lace Biscuits recipe also called Kletskoppen biscuits are a great treat to accompany that coffee!


30 grams / 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
100 grams / 1/2 cup superfine/caster sugar
23 grams / 1 1/5 tablespoons water
40 grams / 1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
30 grams / 1 ounce almonds, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea or kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Place the butter, sugar and water in a bowl and beat or whisk until it is well combined and smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the flour, ground cinnamon and finely chopped almonds and stir through until a dough is formed.
  4. Knead to incorporate the cookie dough thoroughly and until you can press an amount approximately 1 tablespoon in size together.
  5. Roll into a small ball and place on your baking tray 2 inches apart, flattening slightly.
  6. Bake until deeply golden on the outer edges and slightly golden in the center, approximately 7 minutes.
  7. Remove and allow to cool on the baking tray for 2 minutes until slightly firm.
  8. Remove and place on a cooling tray.
  9. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.


Add more water: The original recipe only called for 1 tablespoon of water and when making this the dough was not forming without more water, which is reflected in the recipe below.

Type of almonds: Some versions of these biscuits require blanched almonds and some make no mention so these are made with plain almonds.

Creating your small cookie balls: Lace cookies spread so these were no larger than 1 inch when rolled into a ball.

Ice Cream sandwich suggestion: If you're also inclined to make ice cream sandwiches, you could absolutely put a scoop of your favorite flavor between two of these biscuits as that is one alternative way to serve.

Adapted from allerhande


  • Calories: 46 calories per biscuit

Keywords: cookies, eggless baking, dutch recipes