Walnut Acorn Cookies

Chocolate-dipped walnut acorn cookies from my grandmother's original recipe

Perfectly imperfect, positively delicious!

Perfectly imperfect and positively delicious! As promised, I’m sharing my family’s holiday cookie recipes, starting with my favorite… Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies! Original recipe from my Grandmother, these are adapted to be gluten-free and dairy-free.

The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy. Dipped in chocolate, they are melt in your mouth YUM!

Happy Baking!

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acorn cookies on sheet
Walnut Acorn Cookies

Recipe

Walnut Acorn Cookies
 
The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy. Dipped in chocolate, they are melt in your mouth YUM!
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Recipe type: Bakery, Cookies, Dessert, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Serves: 42
Ingredients
  • 1 cup melted butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed.
  • ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts, plus extra for dipping
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¾ cups flour (I use GF Jules)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 package semisweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping (I use Enjoy Life Foods)
Instructions
  1. In the pot where you melted the butter (heat turned off), stir together the butter, brown sugar, ¾ cups of the walnuts and the vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder with a pastry cutter, then stir into the butter mixture. Mix well — the dough will be stiff.
  3. Shape the cookies by pressing dough lightly into teaspoons.
  4. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in 375 degree oven about 15 minutes until light golden brown. (It's best to err on the side of under-baking rather than over-baking these cookies.) Cool.
  5. Meantime, melt chocolate over warm water; cool slightly.
  6. Dip large end of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then into remaining walnuts.
  7. Cool on waxed paper. If chocolate hardens before dipping is completed, re-melt over warm water.
  8. Store in an air-tight container. And, they freeze well!

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