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.

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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