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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Butter, melted
      3/4   c            Brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 1/2   c            Pecans, chopped fine,*
    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour, sifted
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
    1       c            Semi-sweet chocolate chips
   * divided in 3/4 cup portions
    This is an easy yet elegant butter-pecan cookie shaped to resemble an
   acorn and dipped in melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
    Preheat oven to 375ø.
    In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans
   and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking powder
   and mix well, using low speed.
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Slightly flatten by pressing balls onto
   ungreased cookie sheets; pinch tops to point to resemble acorns. Bake for
   10-12 minutes at 375ø. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
    In top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips,
   stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; keep double boiler over water. Dip
   large ends of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then roll in chopped
   pecans. Cool to set chocolate.
   Yield: 3 dozen. Peggy Mellody, co-author, In the Chips: The Complete
   Chocolate Chip Cookbook (published by Rawson Associates), Los Angeles, CA
      Randy Shearer
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