Holiday Lace Cookies Recipe
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Holiday Lace Cookies Recipe

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It's hard to stop eating these buttery cookies dotted with pecans and dried cranberries. I cherish this recipe from my mother.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 121 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large 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 in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased foil-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-12 minutes or until center and edges are browned and lacy. Allow cookies to cool completely before carefully removing from foil. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Lace Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p69

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sparkles033103 User ID: 1186073 86418
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3425624 62305
Reviewed 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."

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