Choco-Nut Dainties

I found this cookie in the Boston Globe one year and have made it one of our xmas cookies.  My husband renamed them “Christmas Dinkies” and when you make them you will know why.  When people ask me what they are I sometimes slip and call them by the wrong name!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 6 oz. package semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • Chocolate Coating (recipe follows) 
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed. Blend in flour and salt. Stir in 6 oz. chocolate chips. Shape dough on lightly floured surface into 2 x1/2 inch logs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. 

Dip ends of cookies into Chocolate Coating; roll ends in chopped nuts. Place on waxed paper until set.

Chocolate Coating: Melt together 1 12 oz. package of semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup margarine in top of double boiler over hot water; stir until blended and smooth. If mixture is too thick, add more margarine 1 tablespoon at a time until it is a good consistency. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011