French Lace Cookies

Thin, crunchy caramely cookies from Christmases past.


   1 cup flour
   1 cup chopped walnuts
   1/2 cup light corn syrup
   1/2 cup butter
   2/3 cup packed brown sugar

      The Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small bowl, mix together flour and walnuts.  Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring corn syrup, butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in flour/walnut mixture.  Let cool one minute. 
Drop level tablespoons of batter 3 inches apart on lightly buttered baking sheet.  Batter will be slightly runny.  Bake about 5 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden around the edges (batter will spread and get all bubbly, forming 'holes' like lace).  Let stand about a minute until firm enough to handle.  Loosen all cookies first with a spatula, then remove to cooling racks.
Option:  Brush the tops with melted dark or white chocolate and let stand until chocolate hardens.



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