Dipped Vanillas Recipe
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Dipped Vanillas Recipe

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"A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath, Alberta. "They're a tradition at our home for Christmas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 130 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat the butter, almonds, sugar and vanilla until blended. Gradually add flour and cornstarch and mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls; shape into crescents and place on greased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each crescent into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate as desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Dipped Vanillas in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 130 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

This recipe is always a hit at my yearly Christmas Cookie Exchange. A big favorite of my husband's also.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

very good

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