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Chocolate Nut Acorns

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

About 5 dozen

"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 better...plus, they're the first treats to disappear when I serve them!"
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Ingredients

  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  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.

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  • jersmommy
    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.

  • birklid
    Dec 4, 2009

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