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Fancy Butter Cookies

My husband and I enjoy these fancy cookies so much that we have a hard time not hiding them from guests! —Thara Baker-Alley, Columbia, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour and vanilla; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into 1/2-in. thick logs. Cut logs into 2-1/2-in. pieces; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate, then dip into nuts; place on waxed paper until chocolate is set.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 143 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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