These Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies are simply over-the-top. Thin lacy pecan cookies dipped in melted milk chocolate then sprinkled with chopped toasted pecans is nothing short of glorious. I don't dare keep them all to myself I could eat a dozen, and then feel compelled to bake more. Any excuse will do.
Easy Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies Recipe
The title says it all doesn't it? I have a lifelong love of lace cookies, My love of lace cookies began early, I can actually remember the first time I had one. It was served at a tea party as a sandwich cookie with a cream filling. It was memorable in every way. I'll have to share the recipe I developed for that particular twist soon. They were buttery and crisp yet chewy. I recall, with each bite, the cream began to fill the edges with dreamy deliciousness warranting a discreet lick to avoid losing one drop of the filling. It was the kind of cookie that compels you to slowly savor and enjoy each bite, just as any cookie should.
How to Make the Best Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies
If you've never made lace cookies before, there are a few things to keep in mind. They aren't like a classic cookie dough and delicate by design.
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies: All purpose flour, light brown sugar, butter, vanilla, light corn syrup, large egg, baking powder, salt, pecans, semi sweet or milk chocolate chips and vegetable shortening or coconut oil.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A stand mixer or a hand mixer, sheet pans, measuring cups and spoons, a tablespoon or small cookie scoop, one medium size bowl and one microwave safe bowl.
- When dividing the cookie dough, It's imperative that you don't crowd them on the baking sheet. Lace cookies, by their very nature spread while baking, so allow ample room on the pan, so they don't touch.
- Depending on how heavily you dip each cookie, you may need additional melted chocolate for dipping. Like cheese, there's no such thing as too much chocolate in my book so, dip them lightly or not-so-lightly, to suit your taste.
- As soon as the cookies come out of the oven and while still on the baking sheet, use a spatula or the edge of a knife to shape more uniformly if they became misshapen while baking. It's all part of the fun of baking these unique unforgettable cookies.
- Store Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
More Easy Cookie Recipes to Make
It doesn't have to be a special occasion to bake a batch of cookies. Raid your pantry you just may have the ingredients to make one of these cookie recipes:
- Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are impossible to resist.
- Southern Style Butter Pecan Cookies melt in your mouth.
- Gingerbread Cookies are a holiday must-make.
- Cut out Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies can be made into any shape for any occasion.
- Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies are a two bite treat.
- Made from scratch Almond Joy Cookies.
- You may also like to try this recipe for Black and White Cookies from the Brown Eyed Baker.
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Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoon salted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cup pecan halves finely chopped and divided (See Cook's note)
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips or semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening or solid coconut oil.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 6-8 minutes then set aside to cool completely. (This can be done in advance)
- To make the cookies, keep the oven temperature at 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a medium size mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream together the brown sugar, butter and vanilla for 1-2 minutes or until fully combined.
- Add the egg and corn syrup. Beat until incorporated.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture beating on low speed just until combined.
- Chop the pecans in a food processor. Mix 1 ¼ cup into the batter reserving ¼ cup for garnishing. Mix by hand until the pecans are evenly distributed in the batter.
- Using a tablespoon or small scoop drop onto the parchment lined sheets leaving at least 3-inches apart. Gently flatten into a circle using a spatula or back of a spoon.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes in batches or until the edges are golden.
- Remove from the oven and use a knife to shape the edges into uniform circles, if needed.
- Cool on the parchment for 5 minutes then carefully remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate chips and shortening. Melt in 20 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until smooth.
- Dip the edge of each cookie into the melted chocolate laying on wax paper until hardened.
- Sprinkle with reserved chopped pecans while the chocolate is wet then allow to dry.
I just made these cookies today for my husband and he loves them!! Would recommend this recipe to everyone. They are very delicious!!
Wonderful, thanks Kristie!
I made these with unsalted butter & it worked fine.
Recipe calls for 'salted' butter. If I only have unsalted, how much 'extra' salt would you think I need to add to the recipe ?
As a rule of thumb 1/4 tsp per 1/2 cup (1 stick) called for.
I have some trader joes chocolate just waiting to be used!
Lori @ RecipeGirl
These will make excellent holiday cookies!
Toni | Boulder Locavore
These look really addictive!
How can anyone not fall in head over heals in love with this recipe? It is Amazing!!!
Lace cookies have always been one of my favorites. Love how thick these are too!
Such a treat. Perfect for all the holiday celebrations coming up. Thanks for sharing Melissa.
These COOKIES are to die for....they are DELICIOUS!! Recipe is Perfect just the way it is written!!
Melissa....After reading some of the comments I was shaking my head....Sorry you have to deal with some of them *hugs* Thank You for sharing this AMAZING recipe!!!
Thank you Sue, I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.
I am making these tomorrow. Have butter softening and eggs will be at room temp. These look sooo good.
I love these cookies, hope you do as well.
I can’t wait to tey these. Love lace cookies!
Can the nuts be left out? Hubby's system can't handle any nuts. Thanks.
The nuts are imperative in this recipe.
lol Isn't this like asking the nuts to be left out of a pecan pie? There are thousands of food blogs out there, I'm sure you can find a nut-free recipe SOMEWHERE. Jeez.
I used swiss milk chocolate for topping after trying semi sweet. I also put more roasted chopped nuts on top as well as chocolate all over. Love this recipe. I baked two trays at a time and switched at the 4 min mark, giving a total of 8 min. These cookies are addictive!
Oh my word people, just read it properly!!! This is a fantastic recipe, thank you!!!
Lmao these comments have me dying.. Really people just read and look for the receipe.. Life can't be that hard.. These cookies look so good.. Maybe some toasted coconut mixed with the pecans added after they are dipped.. Mmm
i would like recipe for the lace pecan cookies sent to my email address...they look great..thanks
Please search for it in the recipe index here.
Can these be made ahead of time and stores for a few weeks for Christmas trays? Will they freeze well?
I don't recommend freezing these. You could make a few days in advance and store in an airtight container.
So the 2 cups milk OR chocolate chips makes no sense -- they are not equal ingredients.
Would you mind taking time to consider that part?
Nothing to revise. Directly from the ingredient list "2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips" 2 cups of milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, your preference.
Can you use coconut instead of pecans?
I wouldn't recommend that for this particular recipe.
Not in the cookie itself, but you can sprinkle anything you like on the dipped chocolate. I dip the entire side in semi--sweet chocolate, and have used many different types of nuts, but also coconut..Coconut is particularly delicious in combination with the pecans in the cookies.
I used solid coconut shortening and my chocoate never hardened. Also how to store these?
You may need to tweak the amount it may take less based on your experience. Store chilled after the chocolate has hardened.
How do I get the rccipe for the Chocolate Dipped Pecan Laced Cookies?
It's at the bottom of this page.
What do you do with the 2 cups of milk?
There's no milk in this recipe. You can use milk OR semi-sweet chocolate chips. Not milk.