Lace cookies

  • ¼ cup chopped mixed nuts, your choice
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Cream
  • 11/2 tsp. Flour
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. Chinese five spice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper and use small ramekins to weigh down corners of paper. Otherwise, paper will curl during baking, lifting cookies and preventing them from staying round. Mix together all ingredients in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir to mix evenly and when sugar has dissolved place teaspoonfuls of batter onto sheet pan. Try baking four cookies at a time. Bake cookies 4-6 minutes or until a nice golden color. Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container if not used within 8 hours or so; they will soften with humidity. Makes about 16 3-inch cookies.