Caramel Acorns

1992 McCalls Favorite Christmas Ideas

Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: 6 doz )
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  • 2 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour unsifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 cup(s) butter softened
  • 3/4 cup(s) brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pound(s) Caramels
  • 1/4 cup(s) water


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. On a sheet of waxed paper, mix flower with baking powder; set aside. In large bowl of electric mixer, at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and egg yolks until smooth and fluffy. Stir in 1/2c chopped nuts, the vanilla and flour mixture until blended.

  3. 2. Roll slightly heaping tsp of dough into a ball for each cookie. With fingers, pinch dough to form a rounded point, and shape dough to resemble an acorn. Place acorns point side up, 1in apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12 min or until golden-brown. Cool completely on wire racks.

  4. 3. Place remaining chopped nuts on sheet of waxed paper; set aside. In top of double boiler placed over hot water. or in small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels in the water, stirring until smooth and blended. Remove from heat; dip large end of cookies into caramel and them into chopped nuts. Place on sheet of waxed paper until caramel hardens. Store cookies covered, in refrigerator
September 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by NurseELB and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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