Maple-Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Dipping tender shortbread cookies in chocolate and coating with nuts adds sweetness and crunch.

  • prep time 1 hr 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
1
egg yolk
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon maple flavor
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until smooth. Add 1/2 cup walnuts and the egg yolk; beat until blended. Add flour, baking powder, salt and maple flavor. On low speed, beat until stiff cookie dough forms. Shape dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough into 8 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, shape each part into a rope 12 inches long and 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch lengths; place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. In another small bowl, place 1 cup walnuts.
  • 5 For each cookie, dip 1/2 inch of 1 long side into chocolate, then coat chocolate edge with walnuts. Place on sheets of waxed paper; let stand about 2 hours until chocolate is set.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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