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Butterscotch Acorns

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Caramel/Butterscotch pieces 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pistachio nuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

Melt butter, remove from heat, and stir in sugar, vanilla, and pecans.
Sift flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture.
Form dough into 42 balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each.
Flatten one end by pressing on ungreased cookie sheet and pinching top to a point to resemble an acorn.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 15 minutes.
Cool.
Melt candy pieces over hot water; dip flat ends of cookies into butterscotch to depth of 1/4 inch.
Thoroughly coat melted candy with nuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Acorn
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 923 Calories from Fat 423

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.3%

Saturated Fat 22.1 g110.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.4 mg28.1%

Sodium 176.8 mg7.4%

Total Carbohydrates 114 g38.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 64.2 g

Protein 12 g24.5%

Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 16.8% Iron 20.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Butterscotch Acorns Recipe