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Friday, December 11, 2009

Festive Shortbread Logs

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 teaspoons shortening
3/4 cup ground walnuts

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla. Gradually add flour; mix well.
With lightly floured hands, shape tablespoonfuls into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until edges and bottom are lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over half of the cookies. Dip one end of remaining cookies into chocolate, then sprinkle with walnuts.


gail said...

Hi Karen,, How are you doing. I hope you are well. I think of you often and just wanted to say Hello.
I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. ((())) gail

La Tea Dah said...

Thank you, Karen, for your encouraging comment on Gracious Hospitality to me.

Be blessed and have a wonderful Christmas!