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Holiday Lace Cookies

It's hard to stop eating these buttery cookies dotted with pecans and dried cranberries. I cherish this recipe from my mother. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • In a bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in corn syrup. Gradually beat in flour and mix well. Fold in pecans and cranberries. Shape dough into two 6-in. logs; wrap each and chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased foil-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° until center and edges are browned and lacy, 11-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before carefully removing from foil.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 121 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • sparkles033103
    Dec 24, 2010

    These are SO yummy! Like a cross between toffee and caramel. I usually have bad luck when making delicate cookies like this, but these turned out perfectly and were very easy to remove from the foil. Next time I will make them smaller (they spread a lot) and chop the nuts and cranberries into little pieces. Otherwise, WONDERFUL!!

  • Raggamuffin
    Dec 17, 2009

    I think these cookies are interesting and different. But yummy! I make mine a lot smaller than the recipe calls for. I will add more nuts and berries next time. Give it a try, its easy. I bake on parchment all the time and wouldn't want to try foil on this delicate cookie.