This is certainly a very different kind of cookie, and it has its own way of forming into the lace pattern.
Karo Lace Cookies
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup karo clear syrup
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and coconut together. Combine syrup, sugar and butter and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the flour/coconut mixture. Add vanilla.
Drop onto foil covered cookie sheets by scant teaspoons at least 3″ apart. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Cool 3 minutes on rack until foil may be easily peeled off.
If desired, you may roll cookies at this time to make cones.
Place on absorbent paper to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.
I didn’t try to roll the cookies into a cone, although that would be an interesting decoration filled with small candies such as rum balls or truffles.
Again, the recipe seems very complete and was simple to make. The trick is in peeling the cookies of the foil when they have cooled. If the are not completely cooled, you will need to slowly work through the still sticky part of the cookie; they peel more easily once they have cooled, but then they will be too stiff to roll into cones.