Autumn always inspires me to make acorn cookies!
Acorn Cookie Recipe
2 cups walnuts (pecans will work too!), finely chopped but not ground
Put 1/2 cup aside for later
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
combine in food processor or mixer
3 cups flour
1/2 teas baking soda
add flour, baking powder and 1 1/2 cup nuts
1 teas. vanilla extract
add vanilla and process until dough is mixed
Refrigerate until firm for a couple of hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls - should make about 3 dozen cookies.
Bake until firm and lightly browned on the bottom.
Roast remaining 1/2 cup nuts on parchment paper on a cookie sheet in 350 F oven until brown, stirring occasionally to brown evenly.
1 cup chocolate morsels, dark or milk chocolate, based on your preference -
2 teas. shortening
in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for 30 more seconds.
Stir until evenly melted and ready for dipping.
Assembling the Acorns
The cookies are very rich so handle carefully.
Dip about a third of the end of each cookie in chocolate and then dip into the nuts!
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