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Chocolate Lace Cookies

These Chocolate Lace Cookies are equally delicious as they are beautiful.

square cookies decorated with chocolate lace

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CHOCOLATE LACE COOKIES

Have you ever thought of using chocolate to decorate cookies? These chocolate lace cookies are so easy to make.

Sure, you can use royal icing or edible lace products to create delicate and eye catching lace designs. They are beautiful but they can be so time consuming to make.

SILICONE LACE MATS

In the past I’ve used SugarVeil Silicone mats to create beautiful edible lace. Today I’m going to share with you how you can use lace silicone mat to make stunning chocolate lace.

There are number of silicone mats with lace designs available. Some can be rather expensive. If you don’t want to invest in a lot of different patterns choose the one you think you’d use the most.

This SugarVeil Silicone Doily Mat is the one I used for most of my projects.

CHOCOLATE LACE

To make chocolate lace I used Chocolate Candy Melts. You can also use tempered chocolate instead.

chocolate spread over silicone mat
  • Melt the chocolate. If you need to color chocolate be sure use candy food colors.
  • Start with clean, dry silicone mat.
  • Spread yellow melted chocolate over the silicone mat.
  • Use a spatula or SugarVeil Tools to spread the chocolate. Large spreader is especially useful for this step.
  • If you notice candy melts are setting up a bit too fast place the silicone mat on a warm baking sheet. Make sure baking sheet is not hot, it should only be slightly warm to the touch. This helps to keep the chocolate more pliable so you can spread it easily.
  • Yellow chocolate layer should fill the lace design only. Use a spatula to clean up the edges.
  • Let it set, about 5-10 minutes
spreading chocolate over silicone mat
  • Continue with the 2nd chocolate layer.
  • Spread melted dark chocolate over set yellow layer.
  • Use a spatula to spread the chocolate thinly over the bottom yellow layer. You can also utilize a bench scrapper or a stainless steel ruler.
  • Chill for 10-15 minutes.

RELEASE CHOCOLATE LACE LAYER

removing chocolate from a silicone mat
  • Once the chocolate hardens, turn the silicone mat over onto a wax paper.
  • Carefully peel off the mat from the chocolate.
  • Gently hold the chocolate lace in place as you pull the silicone mat.

HOW TO CUT CHOCOLATE CUT OUTS

Use cookie cutters with sharp cutting edge.

cutting chocolate with cookie cutters
  • To cut out shapes it is best to soften (not melt) the chocolate lace layer slightly.
  • Place chocolate lace layer onto a wax paper and then place it on a slightly warm baking sheet lined with a kitchen towel. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Heat will soften the chocolate so it’s still solid but not as crisp. It is much easier to cut into shapes. Carefully cut out shapes and transfer them onto a wax paper.

DECORATE WITH CHOCOLATE

transferring chocolate lace onto a cookie
  • Bake the cookies.
  • Let them cool for 10 minutes or until slightly warm to the touch.
  • Place chocolate lace cut outs onto slightly warm cookies and let sit until chocolate melts slightly and as soon as it hardens again it will stick to the cookies.
  • What if chocolate layers are not fixed on the cookies?
  • There is a simple fix. Place the cookies on slightly warm baking sheet.
  • In any case if the chocolate becomes too soft, don’t touch it. Let it set before storing the cookies in an airtight container.

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cookies decorated with two tone chocolate lace

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9 Comments

    1. Hi Barb,

      though I haven’t tried it myself I don’t think it. However maybe if you freeze it before unmolding it could work.

    1. Hi Valerie, I think it should work but you’ll have wrap the cake before chocolate has a chance to set. And then once set carefully peel of the silicone mat and trim off the excess at the seam with a hot knife.

  1. This is absolutely wonderful! You saved me from doing more trial and error runs with chocolate. I want to make some similarly decorated chocolates/cookies as well as simple but as perfect as possible squares, rectangles. the idea to put a warmer blanket below would have not occured to me although it´s a really obvious solution! Thanks a thousand!

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