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Pecan Lace Cookies

Pecan lace cookies

Sweet pecan cookies that are easy to make and easier to eat. It's probably best to double the batch, but you may also want to consider tripling it.

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  • 18 cookiesServings


  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 and generously grease 2 large baking sheets.

2. Cook brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

3. Remove from heat, then stir in flour and pecans.

4. Spoon scant tablespoons of batter 6 inches apart on baking sheets (4 cookies per sheet) and bake 1 sheet at a time in middle of oven until golden brown and bubbling, 6 to 8 minutes. (Cookies will spread to 5 to 6 inches.) 

5. Cool cookies on sheet 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Quickly but carefully remove cookies from sheet with a metal spatula and transfer to a rack to cool completely. (If they become too brittle to transfer, return baking sheet to oven for about 1 minute to allow cookies to soften.)

Be sure to cool these cookies before transferring them to a rack, they are very soft when they first come out of the oven and need to set a moment.

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