Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Acorn Cookies


1 cup butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided use
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans, and vanilla until well blended. Add flour and baking powder and mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Slightly flatten by pressing balls onto ungreased cookie sheets; pinch tops to point to resemble acorns.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

In top of a double boiler ( I just melt mine in the microwave) melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; keep chocolate warm over water in the double boiler.

Dip large ends of cooled cookies into the melted chocolate, then roll in remaining 3/4 cup pecans. Cool on wax paper to set chocolate.

Makes 3 dozen

A delicious fall treat!

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Suzie-Q said...

That looks great!

Jen said...

those are great! i may make these to take to the rs thing this weekend. :)

Blake and Maren said...

I can let everyone know that these cookies are delicious. They are so cute and festive too.