Aunt Mamie's Pecan Lace Cookies

November 2, 2015

Author Notes: This recipe is a pass-along from my friend Jan, who got it from her Aunt Mamie. One taste of these buttery, thin, crunchy delights will have you wishing Mamie was your aunt too. Make two batches or there won't be enough.augustabeth

Makes: about 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus enough to butter pans
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly butter 3 parchment lined cookie sheets.
  3. Melt 2 TAB butter with sugar, cream, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add nuts and flour. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Drop batter by scant tablespoons onto prepared sheet pans, leaving a good amount of space between cookies because they flatten out and widen quite a bit.
  6. Bake until cookies are golden brown with darker edges, 8-10 minutes.
  7. Keys to success: make sure the edges are brown or cookie will not hold together and wait until completely cool to remove from parchment paper. If you don't like the shape after they spread in the oven, you can manipulate the caramel edges with a spatula.

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