Total Time
28mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

from taste of home... pretty shaped, chocolate dipped, with crunchy pecans.. MMMMM!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugarl beat in egg and extracts.
  2. Combine the flour, pecans and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  3. Using a cookie press fitted with disk of your choice, press sough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until set[ do not brown].
  5. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 3/4 t.
  7. shortening; stir until smooth.
  8. Melt vanilla chips and remaining shortening at 70% power; stir until smooth.
  9. Dip half of the cookies halfway in semisweet mixture; allow excess to drip off.
  10. Place on waxed paper to harden.
  11. Dip remaining cookies halfway in vanilla mixture; allow excess to drip off.
  12. Place on waxed paper and sprinkle coated area with colored sprinkles.
  13. Let harden.

Reviews

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These are cute little cookies that have a nice mild flavor. Be sure that the pecans are very finely ground or else they can get stuck in the cookie press disks. Mine baked up perfectly in 6 minutes, but they are very fragile so I left them to cool on the sheet for alittle while. I made these for Christmas cookie trays and they were very cute. Thank you for sharing!

Karamia January 07, 2009

These were a good variation on regular spritz. I made them today as part of my jump-start on Christmas baking. I definitely think they tasted better once dipped in the chocolate (admittedly, I sampled a couple before dipping!). I halved the recipe, but kept the extracts at the full amount. I chilled the dough for about 60 minutes prior to filling my cookie press, just to make sure it was firm enough to easily press out. The main piece of advice I would give to anyone else thinking of making these is to make sure you remove them from the cookie sheet almost right away once they come out of the oven - I let one pan sit too long before trying to remove them and I had a bit of difficulty getting them off. I also had a couple of them break in half when I was trying to dip them, but they still taste good! Thank you for posting!!

Outnumbered By Peanuts November 16, 2008

These are incredible!! My sister-in-law made them for Christmas last year. Of all the new cookies I tried last year, this was the only recipe I made sure I got for my own collection. They are very easy to make but also very pretty. I decorated some as the recipe called for with sprinkles & I decorated some with the opposite color chocolate drizzled over the dipped chocolate. I think these are my new favorite Christmas cookies!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 22, 2006

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