Christmas chocolate dipped maple log walnut cookies

  • Time 15-20 minutes
  • Yield Makes about 6 dozen


    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup shortening
    1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon maple flavoring
    1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup quick-cooking oats
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
    3 tablespoons warm milk
    3/4 cup ground walnuts


    In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring.
    Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
    On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2-in.-wide logs. Cut into 2-in. pieces. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
    Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until set and very lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Mix melted chocolate and milk; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Roll in walnuts. Place on waxed paper until set.
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