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Smoky Mountain Snowcaps

Yield Makes 3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Melt white chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until chocolate is smooth.

  2. Beat butter and 1 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended. Add vanilla, beating well. Add melted chocolate, and beat 30 seconds.

  3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in walnuts. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  4. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Freeze, if desired.