Chocolate-Drizzled Walnut Cookies

Eye-catching on a cookie tray...but using only seven common ingredients, they're not complicated to make!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup finely chopped walnuts
2
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup of the walnuts.
  • 2 Shape dough into walnut-sized balls; roll each into 3x3/4-inch log. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and bottoms are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate on High 30 seconds; stir until smooth.
  • 5 Place cooled cookies on sheet of waxed paper. Drizzle chocolate over cookies; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.

Expert Tips

Nuts will taste fresh for up to 6 months if they are stored in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.