Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies
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Gluten-Free and Vegan, these holiday cookies are a fan favorite. The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy. Dipped in chocolate, they are melt in your mouth YUMMY!
Recipe type: Holiday Baking, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Serves: Approximately 42 cookies
  • 1 cup butter or dairy-free butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed.
  • ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts, plus extra for dipping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¾ cups gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum (I use GF Jules - affiliate link)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 package semisweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping (I use Enjoy Life Foods)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium/large sauce pan, melt butter. Then remove from heat.
  3. Add brown sugar, ¾ cups of the walnuts and the vanilla directly to the pan with the melted butter and stir to combine..
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder with a pastry cutter or fork. Then add to butter mixture and stir to combine. Mix well — the dough will be stiff.
  5. Shape the cookies by pressing dough lightly into teaspoons. (actual silverware not the measuring spoons - use larger spoons for a larger cookie) and place in rows on parchment lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake 12- 15 minutes until light golden brown. (It's best to err on the side of under-baking rather than over-baking these cookies, they will harden as they cool.) Cool.
  7. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a double boiler over warm water; cool slightly.
  8. Set up a work space by laying down wax paper on a table and placing walnuts directly on the wax paper or in a shallow bowl. Place melted chocolate on a trivet near the work station. Then dip large end of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then into walnuts.
  9. Cool on waxed paper. If chocolate hardens before dipping is completed, re-melt over warm water.
  10. Store in an air-tight container.
  11. Cookies freeze well!
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