Friday, 14 December 2012

Day 10: Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies

If you are near the Windsor Library this afternoon, stop in and try these Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies which were baked by Charlotte Janes, our Head of Systems & Administration here at library headquarters. And don't forget, you still have a few days left to get in on the fun! Here are the details.

Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies  from the book Taste of Home's Complete Guide to Baking by Julie Schnittka

1 cup plus 3 T. butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' suger
2 cups of flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

In a large bowl cream 1 cup butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.  Add flour and vanilla; mis well.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into 1/2 inch thick logs.  Cut logs into 2 1/2 inch pieces; place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate and remaining butter; stir until smooth.  Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate, then dip into nuts.  Place on waxed paper at room temperature until set.  Yield about 5 dozen.

"a little twist on a shortbread cookie"

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