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French Lace Cookies Recipe

French Lace Cookies

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"These elegant cookies are crispy and delicious. You can dress them up for special occasions by drizzling with melted chocolate. They are also low in fat."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare cookie sheets by covering with parchment.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the corn syrup, shortening and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. In a small bowl toss together the flour and nuts; stir into the saucepan mixture, and remove from the heat.
  3. Keep the batter warm by setting over a pan of hot water. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 3 inches apart. Bake for about 5 minutes, until the center of the cookie is set. Let the cookies set before removing from the baking sheets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2003

Thanks for submitting this recipe. I've searched for a long time to find my all time favorite french cookie. Made this 30 years ago in high school french club. Do you have the french yule log with pudding recipe?

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 15, 2008

These weren't very hard to make just read the directions fully before attempting them. The hot pan of water and everything. However, as previously stated be SURE to have parchment paper, or I imagine you'll never get these off your cookie sheets. Not really my taste, kind of boring.


15 Ratings

Feb 22, 2003

My mom loves these! You definently need to use parchment paper, or they might never come off the pan!!! Good Luck! :)

Dec 21, 2003

The taste was just like brittle but I am not sure if I did something wrong, but they weren't very easy to do and they all melted together when baking.

May 06, 2005

The cookies did not come off the parchment paper, so i had to re-do!

May 07, 2008

it wasnt the best but it still could be served at a 5 star reviewed restauraunt.

Mar 15, 2006

these were more of a peanut brittle than a cookie.I did have to omit the nuts due to allergies so that may have affected them.The flavor was good but not very managable.

Oct 22, 2005

the cookies tasted ok at the end, but they weren't what i have expected. the first thing that surprised me was that instead of 4 dozen cookies, i ended up with a little over 65, after a few fell victom to the dog. also, when the recipe says to wait for the middle to set, the whole cookie is bubbly, so it may be set before it looks it. i just took it out after 3 min on the top, and 3 min on the bottom, and then put them on my counter so that they would firm up flatly. they taste kinda like peanut brittle with chocolate on top. rather plain, but still good


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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