Monday, August 31, 2009

Hello Cookie: Lacy Honey Wafers

Essentially, this recipe is an updated version of the classic honey snaps, the crisp biscuit that resembles a brandy snap. The updated bit is that these are studded with dark chocolate and almond chips, making them an extra bit special.

After trying these, my taste tester commented that white chocolate bits would have been a better choice. I have to agree, although the dark chocolate makes the wafers rich and sweet.

Another thing, make sure to spread the batter out very thinly on the baking tray, as this will produce a more brittle, lacy wafer. And the wafers keep for about 2-3 days – just pop them in a low oven for 5 minutes to crisp them up if they soften too much.

Lacy Honey Wafers
Makes about 20


50g butter, chopped
2 tblsp honey
1/3 cup (60g) brown sugar
1/3 cup (50g) plain flour, sifted
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites
½ cup blanched almonds, chopped
½ cup dark chocolate, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
2. Place butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat until melted
3. Place sugar, flour, vanilla and egg whites in a bowl, add butter mixture and whisk until smooth
4. Place 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Spread out to a 10 cm (4 in) circle.
5. Scatter the almonds and chocolate into the batter.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
7. Cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to harden completely.

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay’s Simple Essentials: Chocolate

Key Ingredients: Egg whites, honey, butter

Adding the vanilla to the mix; dark chocolate, chopped

Spread the batter thinly on a baking tray; wafers cooling on a wire rack

Store the wafers between layers of baking paper to stop them clinging together

Another successful Hello Cookie enterprise!


  1. oh yum, these look delicious, I especially love the chunky pieces of chocolate. The recipe looks so easy to do too, tasty and easy! double score

  2. these sound lovely. for some reason i have a huge collection of various honeys in the pantry at the moment, so a batch of honey wafers could be just the ticket for using this up!

  3. Ooh, these look soooooooo good! I love the addition of the almonds and dark chocolate.

  4. They look beautifully thin and crispy! I think you're right about chocolate overwhelming the honey, but nuts are perfect.

  5. Ooh yummm they look so crunchy and tasty but I say milk instead of white! (white is not real choc :P)

  6. sigh, I don't bake, I think I'm gonna have to buy me some honey snaps pretty soon to make up for the sudden craving, these look delicious!

  7. I love the addition of chocolate and the fact they use up egg whites!! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Yum!! These look absolutely delicious (as does the rest of your blog I might add). The images are gorgeous.

  9. These Lacy Honey Wafers looks absolutely fantastic! Your pictures are beautiful. Great job!

  10. hi Maria - yes, honey snaps are very easy to make, and these are no exception.

    hi Helen - very jealous of your honey collection: I only have a spoonful of my gourmet one left!

    hi Rilsta - the nuts and choc definitely make it special

    hi Anh - the wafers make for very enjoyable eating!

    hi Arwen - yes, the honey was sweet enough that the chocolate could be left out.

    hi FFichiban - I beg to differ - any choc is good choc! But I am partial to dark chocolate...

    hi YaYa - you should try honey snaps, very easy for the non-baker.

    hi Anita - I had the problem of leftover egg yolks, but easily found a use for them. Luckily the recipe only uses 2 egg whites!

    hi Cherry Blossom Cupcakes - thanks! I love your cakes, they are so adorably cute!

    hi isa - thank you! I like trying out styling ideas!

  11. i love your cookie posts! the cookies you bake always look so scrumptious :D

  12. Lovely. I'd like to take it right off the screen. I'm going to be making these soon, for sure-for sure!

  13. i am going to try this cookie this week. Should i lightly grease the non-stick baking sheet?

  14. hi i luv baking - yes, lightly grease the baking sheet. Lining with baking paper is probably better.

  15. I'm trying these cookies today looks easy to bake