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Acorns (Acorn-shaped Cookie) Recipe

Makes 36 cookies

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


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine, divided in 3/4 cup portions
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375.
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.
6. Pinch tops to point to resemble acorns.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375F.
8. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
9. In top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
10. Keep double boiler over water. Dip large ends of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then roll in chopped pecans.
11. Cool to set chocolate.


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Poster: Mary Pfeifer; rating:
September 21, 2011

This recipe is wrong! DO NOT melt the butter!!!

Main Ingredient:Nut
Preparation Method:Baking

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