Course : Vegetables
Serves: 36
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1 cup butter -- melted
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -- sifted
3/4 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups pecans -- chopped fine
1 cup chocolate chips

Preparation / Directions:

* divided in 3/4 cup portions This is an easy yet elegant butter-pecan cookie shaped to resemble an acorn and dipped in melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking powder and mix well, using low speed. 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 at 375. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. In top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; keep double boiler over water. Dip large ends of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then roll in chopped pecans. Cool to set chocolate.


Nutritional Information:

148 Calories (kcal); 10g Total Fat; (58% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 14mg Cholesterol; 61mg Sodium

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