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Chocolate Tipped Butter Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Sifted powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate morsels 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 350° F.

MAKING
2) Take a bowl and cream butter in it. Gradually stir in sugar. Beat the mixture until fluffy and light.
3) Stir in vanilla.
4) Gradually add flour and mix well.
5) Shape dough into two sticks of 1/2- x 1/2-inch size. Cut and shape into cookies.
6) Place the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for about 12-14 minutes.
7) Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
8) Take a double broiler pan and combine together shortening and chocolate morsels. Bring water to a boil.
9) Reduce heat to low and cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
10) Remove broiler from heat, while still keeping chocolate mixture over hot water.
11) Dip the cookies in warm chocolate to coat evenly on both sides. Roll tips in chopped pecans.
12) Place the cookies on wire racks until the chocolate becomes firm.

SERVING
13) Arrange the coated cookies between layers of waxed paper and place in an airtight container. Store in a cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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