Maple-Walnut Shortbread Cookies

  • Prep Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup sugar
1 1/2
cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
1
egg yolk
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon maple flavor
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of the walnuts and the egg yolk; beat until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, salt and maple flavor until stiff dough forms. Shape dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough into 8 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, shape each part into a rope 12 inches long and 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch lengths. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cookies about 2 inches apart; flatten slightly.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. In another small bowl, place remaining 1 cup walnuts. Dip 1/2 inch of 1 long side of each cookie into chocolate, then coat chocolate edge with walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand about 2 hours until chocolate is set.

Expert Tips

To toast walnuts, spread in ungreased shallow pan; bake at 350°F 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until aromatic. Finely chop when cooled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.