White Chocolate French Lace Cookies with Santa Claus

The classic French Lace cookie, enhanced with white chocolate and sprinkles - and an unforgettable visit from Santa.


1 cup flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 stick butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup white chocolate chips

White sprinkles


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Butter 2 or three baking sheets.

In a small bowl, combine flour and walnuts.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add syrup and brown sugar.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in flour mixture.  Let cool one minute.

Drop level tablespoons of batter 3 inches apart on butter cookie sheets.  Bake about 5 minutes, or until cookies are golden around the edges.  Let stand about a minute until firm enough to handle.  Loosen with a spatula, then allow to cool on racks.

Melt white chocolate in a double boiler (Note:  If it's a little too thick to spread easily, add a little vegetable oil).  Brush cookie tops with white chocolate and add sprinkles.  Makes about 30.