Chocolate-Topped Maple Acorns
36
cookies
1 hr
PREP TIME
03 hrs 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

1 3/4 cups all-pupose flour

 

Sugar

Decorations

8 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating

1/2 cup sliced almonds

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and additional sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Working with one-third of dough at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten and shape balls into 2-inch acorns; squeeze bottom ends to form acorn tips. Roll 1/8 teaspoon dough into log shape; attach at top of acorn shape for stem. Repeat with each acorn. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks; cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Place large sheet of waxed paper onto counter. Place candy coating in 2-quart saucepan; cook over low heat until melted. Dip tops of cooled cookies into chocolate, place onto waxed paper. Immediately place almonds on chocolate to resemble acorn cap. Let stand about 1 hour until chocolate is set.

  6. STEP 6

    Store between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered containers to prevent sticking.

Tip #1

- Make sure cookie sheets are cool and cookies are all the same thickness and size. This will ensure uniform cookies and even browning.

Nutrition

120Calories
7Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
75Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
10Protein (g)

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  October 12, 2009

Personally, I'm not a fan of nuts in my cookies, so next time I think I would skip those. But, the maple cookie itself was SO yummy! It's classic, but the maple gives it a twist of uniqueness that I would definitely make again.

— says Amanda
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