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Chocolate Nut Acorns Recipe
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Chocolate Nut Acorns Recipe

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"I love to bake, especially for friends," says Penny Clawson of Lititz, Pennsylvania. "These cookies are a particular favorite I make for gatherings in the fall. They look great and taste even, they're the first treats to disappear when I serve them!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts, divided
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup of nuts.
  2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-1/2-in. x 1-in. ovals. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate. Dip chocolate ends into remaining nuts. Yield: About 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Nut Acorns in Country Woman September/October 1997, p22

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Amazing cookies. These delicious treats not only looked incredible but took no time at all to whip up. They were the first cookies to be gone from the platter- everyone loved them."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"These were easy to make and look so impressive. I took a batch to work and every taster enjoyed them!"

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