Grandma Myers' Chocolate Nut

"A man is better pleased when he has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."

- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.

 

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Grandma Myers’ Fancy Chocolate Nut Cookies

 

Submitted by:

Stacey D-J

Servings:

 

Preparation time:

 

Ingredients:

Cookies:

1 cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

1 cup chopped pecans

Chocolate coating:

12 ounces melted chocolate

Optional:

Toasted coconut, chopped toasted pecans

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla, sifted flour, and chopped pecans. Chill 3-4 hours. Shape into fingers and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool. Dip ends in melted chocolate; immediately roll in coconut or chopped toasted pecans, if using.

Let stand on foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray until chocolate is set.

Notes:

From JP’s grandma and a family favorite. These shortbread cookies freeze beautifully.