Chocolate-Topped Maple Acorns

Chocolate-Topped Maple Acorns
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Creating an acorn shape from cookie dough is surprisingly easy.
1:00
Prep Time
3:30
Total Time
36 cookies

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

Directions

  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. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  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. 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. Store between sheets of waxed paper in loosely covered containers to prevent sticking.

Recipe Tips

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

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

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