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Chocolate-Dipped Maple Logs


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Serves 36 servings | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup ground walnuts


In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.



On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into 1/2-in.-wide logs. Cut into 2-in. pieces. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until set and very lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.



In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and milk; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Roll in walnuts. Place on waxed paper until set.


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Notes

For as long as I can remember, these fancy little maple logs have been a Christmas tradition at our house. My siblings loved working the assembly line and dipping the ends in chocolate.

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