Chocolate-dipped Almond (or Hazelnut) Cookies
Author/Submitted by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Carol Miller-Tutzauer)
(2 sticks) unsalted butter
sifted all-purpose flour
finely chopped blanched almonds
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and
vanilla, then flour, salt, and finely chopped almonds, mixing well.Shape
the dough into 2 rolls, each 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap rolls
(using waxed paper or plastic wrap) and refrigerate until firm, about 2
Preheat oven to 350 deg F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1 to 2
inches apart on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until
lightly browned. Cool on a rack.
In the top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter for the
topping. Add the hot water and stir until smooth. Dip an edge of each
cookie into the chocolate, then sprinkle with the chopped almonds (I just
put them in a cup and then dip the chocolate edge into the nuts, allowing
some to stick). Cool on a rack until the chocolate hardens.