Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 mins

Gourmet Holiday Cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°f.
  2. Lightly grease and flour cookie sheets.
  3. In small saucepan combine sugar, margarine, and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  5. ,stirring constantly.
  6. Remove fom heat.
  7. Stir in flour, pecans and brandy.
  8. Drop 12 evenly spaced half teaspoonfuls of batter onto prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 6 minutes or until golden.
  10. Cool 1 to 2 minutes until cookies can be lifted but are still warm and pliable; remove with spatula.
  11. Curl around handle of a wooden spoon;slide off when crisp.
  12. If cookies harden before curling, return to oven to soften.
  13. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate.
  14. If time is limited, curling of the cookies is optional.


Most Helpful

I have no idea what happened to mine, so I won't give it a star rating. Maybe I wasn't patient enough because I could NOT get the cookie to wrap around the wooden spoon - they'd just fall off. The very few that I got on cooled so much that I couldn't get them off! Maybe I was impatient and this was supposed to take a long time and that was my problem. I WILL say, they tasted really great!

Rachie P December 17, 2009

These little cookies are so delectable! They are much easier to make than it may appear -- the process is really very simple and quick. The result is a very gourmet-looking cookie. You can add just a pinch of cinnamon or ginger (or mint/fruit extracts) to the dough and can top with crystalized ginger, melted chocolates (I like to dip in white chocolate melted with a little lemon or orange extract, then sprinkle with a few more ground pecans). Delicious as is, but you can really make it your own, too! Thanks for sharing, Steve! I had misplaced my recipe (think I got it from the back of a Karo label long ago) and was so happy to find it posted here! :)

DiscoBunny December 29, 2008

Although delicate, these cookies have amazing flavor. The cookies are great as part of a cookie gift tray or at holiday gatherings. Be patient with the process of making these though. If you think that they won't solidify--give them a few minutes.

Frankenchef December 05, 2008

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