This whole "I haven't been able to be in the kitchen too much" thing is super annoying on a few levels.
One of which is my sweet tooth. I am NOT getting enough of my sweets! And...I mean...I've become a bit of a snob about my sweet fixes. No grocery store cookie will satisfy me-I need Kayle-baked goodness!
These Pecan Laceys were just what the doctor ordered.
But guess what? If you want...you can just eat a lacey by itself. Sandwiched-less.
If you want.
we are talking about super think and crispy-buttery and nutty-decadently filled cookies....
do you really need an occasion to eat them?
Methinks no. Methinks the only reason you need is having a rumbly in your tumbly!!
Slightly adapted from Confessions of a Baking Queen
Makes approx. 16 cookies (or 8 sandwiches).
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (or 4 tbsp.) butter
- 4 tbsp. light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup quick cooking oats (or, if you only have rolled oats, just pulse a few times in the food processor to make them "quick oats")
- 3/4 cup pecans, very finely chopped (I used a food processor for this-just be careful to not make it into a flour or nut butter. Just pulse enough times for them to be small bits.)
- Optional-Nutella, melted chocolate, caramel sauce, or peanut butter, etc.--as filling between 2 pecan laceys.
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Stir frequently for a few minutes, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Whisk in the flour until combined.
- Mix in the vanilla extract, oats, and chopped pecans.
- Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving plenty of space in between (they will spread-a LOT. Even like this some of them might end up running into each other-which is ok!)
- Bake 10 minutes-until VERY thin, bubbly, and slightly browned around the edges. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- To sandwich the cookies place a tablespoon of whatever filling you choose (I went with nutella) in the middle of 1 lacey, topping with a second and pressing until the filling spreads to the edges.
Yes. Nutella was the right decision here.