*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : <NDooley@president-po.president.uiowa.edu>
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Pies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter -- softened
      1/2  cup           powdered sugar -- sifted
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    2      cups          flour
    1      package       semisweet chocolate chips -- (6 oz)
    1      tablespoon    shortening
      1/2  cup           finely chopped pecans or almonds -- optional
 
 Cream butter and gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.	Stir in
vanilla.  Gradually add flour and mix well.   Shape dough into 2 1/2 inch x 1/2
inch sticks.  Place on ungreased  cookie sheets.  Flatten 3/4 of each cookie
lengthwise with tines of a  fork to 1/4 inch thickness.  Bake at 350 deg. F. for
12 to 14 minutes.  Cool.
 Combine chocolate chips and shortening in top of a double boiler;  bring water to
a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook until chocolate  melts, stirring
occasionally.  Remove double boiler from heat, leaving	chocolate mixture over
hot water.
 Dip unflattened ends of cookies in warm chocolate to coat both sides;  roll tips
in chopped nuts.  Place cookies on wire racks until  chocolate is firm.
 Arrange cookies between layers of wax paper in an airtight container.	Store in
cool place.
 
 
 
 
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