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Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), softened, divided
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and sugar. Add flour and vanilla; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape 1/2 cupfuls of dough into 1/2-inch thick logs. Cut the logs into 2-1/2 inch pieces; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. In microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate and all remaining butter. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate and then into nuts; place on waxed paper until chocolate is set. Yield: About 5 dozen

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