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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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare cookie sheets by covering with parchment.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 15.8g; fat 7.6g; sodium 6.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
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? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2008
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. Read More
(10)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
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? Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2008
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2003
My mom loves these! You definently need to use parchment paper or they might never come off the pan!!! Good Luck!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2005
The cookies did not come off the parchment paper so i had to re-do! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2018
PERFECTION EVERY TIME! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2005
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2008
it wasnt the best but it still could be served at a 5 star reviewed restauraunt. Read More
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