Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies

A fan favorite, this is my grandmother's recipe adapted to be gluten-free and vegan! The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy. Dipped in chocolate, it is melt in your mouth yummy!

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Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies

Super easy recipe with just 7 ingredients yields delicious holiday cookies in no time!

These Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies are one of my favorite Christmas Cookies!

As you may know by now, my family has a long tradition of making LOTS of holiday cookies.

We have several different cookies we make each year –recipes that have been handed down from family and friends–and we bake large quantities, then give them away as gifts.

The recipe for these Walnut Acorn Cookies is from my Grandmother’s sister, aka Aunt Katherine.

The cookie itself is not too sweet, has a slight nutty flavor and a texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy.

Dipped in chocolate and walnuts, they are beyond yummy!

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They’ve been part of our family’s holiday cookie assortment for years, and for the last 10 years, we’ve made them gluten-free using GF Jules all-pupose flour (affiliate link) and I often make them vegan too!

They were already egg-free, so using dairy-free butter was an easy sub!

With regards to making them gluten-free, I was over the moon the first time we made them using GF Jules gluten-free all purpose flour — they tasted just like the original! Maybe even better!

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Back to the Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Walnut Acorn Cookies…..

They are super quick and easy to make!

They require just 7  ingredients, ones you probably already have in your panty.

You’ll need butter or dairy-free butter,  gluten-free all purpose flour, brown sugar, vanilla extra, semi-sweet chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life Foods chips), chopped walnuts and baking powder.

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And they come together quickly.

The dough is made stove top.

You first melt the butter or dairy free butter in a large saucepan.

Add the brown sugar, some of the walnuts and vanilla.

Then stir in the flour and baking powder.

That’s it!

Then you take the dough and press it into a spoon to make the acorn shape.

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And bake!

They key is to not over-bake them. You want them to be set but not crispy. That way you get that perfect cookie texture somewhere between chewy and crunchy.

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Let the cookie cool and the melt chocolate (preferably using a double boiler – amazon affiliate link)

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Dip about the top of the cooled cookie in the melted chocolate, and then dip in more chopped walnuts.

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Happy Baking!

Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

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!
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Recipe type: Holiday Baking, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Serves: Approximately 42 cookies
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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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