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Nutty Chocolate Batons Recipe

Nutty Chocolate Batons Recipe

“The great taste of a buttery cookie combines with a touch of chocolate and the crunch of nuts. An added bonus is that these look so elegant- people will think you fussed.” —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:96 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, finely chopped and toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, sugar and almond paste until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight equal portions: divide each portion in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12-in. rope; cut each rope into 2-in. lengths. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip ends of each cookie in chocolate, then in pistachios. Let stand on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 39 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Nutty Chocolate Batons

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Kimsister User ID: 7615638 254872
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"Cannot find almond paste anywhere!! Will almond extract work? Has anyone ever tried that?"

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BetseyWR User ID: 6621854 234992
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Made these and took them to work for a snack and everyone loved them.

Mine also came out a little flat but I think I didn't roll them right. Trying new recipes prior to the holidays from Taste of Home and so far all were good..
My friend's niece wanted the recipe - she loved them."

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deannenelson User ID: 7145598 112396
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"What did I do wrong??? My batons pretty much flattened out! Definitely not round! Nothing like the picture. dhnelson"

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mnorovich User ID: 114677 192093
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This recipe is fantastic. I used chopped cashews. This is a keeper not just for Christmas."

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sincerelysandy User ID: 2352533 121477
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"These cookies are fabulous! I can't make enough of them. Family and friends keep coming back into the kitchen for more. Although the pistachios look very pretty, they are a little expensive. Finely chopped walnuts looks as nice and aren't as pricey."

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jpfjjf2 User ID: 5466968 175869
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"The cookies taste great and each time I make them, they are a big hit. Shelling the pistachios is a little time consuming, but worth it."

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janmella User ID: 1411167 190843
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Finally made these 12/2011...these are great..I made several batches for gift trays. Very easy to make and tasty. Will be on my Xmas baking list every year now, and I have tons of recipes!!!"

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 192092
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"this recipe is a keeper! I love a recipe where you can make "in stages"-made the batter, refrigerated them (for a later time), next morning baked the Batons, MW the choco chips and dipped the cookies in the choc, then the nuts. I am just going to make another batch for end-of -year school party."

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 180409
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"this recipe is a keeper! I love a recipe where you can make "in stages"-made the batter, refrigerated them (for a later time), next morning baked the Batons, MW the choco chips and dipped the cookies in the choc, then the nuts. I am just going to make another batch for end-of -year school party."

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maris681 User ID: 5121809 193274
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Awesome!"

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cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 114605
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Really tasty, just as good without nuts."

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2belles User ID: 4983029 112359
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"If you like almond, you will like these cookies. They are pretty and a perfect not too sweet treat."

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jasmine128 User ID: 5606318 112357
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"These batons looked great in the magazine, but the dough was way too dry and just fell apart when trying to roll into snakes. The almond paste could barely be detected. The chocolate on the ends was the best part. Definitely not worth the trouble. Save yourself some time and make another recipe."

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