Acorns Cookies

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This is an easy yet elegant butter-pecan cookie shaped to resemble an acorn and dipped in melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

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  • add   2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   1 1/2 cups pecans
  • add   1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   1 cup butter
  • add   1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • add   3/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans and vanilla on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add flour and baking powder and mix well, using low speed.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Slightly flatten by pressing balls onto ungreased cookie sheets; pinch tops to point to resemble acorns.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
  8. In top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.
  9. Remove from heat; keep double boiler over water.
  10. Dip large ends of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then roll in chopped pecans.
  11. Cool to set chocolate.