|1 cup||Butter or margarine; softened|
|¾ cup||Confectioner's sugar|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|2¼ cup||Sifted all-purpose flour|
|Finely chopped nuts (optional)|
|½ pack||(6-oz) semisweet chocolate pieces|
|2 tablespoons||Butter or margarine|
|1 tablespoon||Corn syrup|
CHOCOLATE GLAZE (OPTIONAL
Cookies: Heat oven to 325 degrees. Work butter in a bowl until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat well. Add sifted flour to butter mixture gradually and mix until smooth.
Divide dough into small balls about ¾-inch in diameter. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the fingers and make a depression in each with the thumb. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire cake racks. Fill depressions with currant jelly. Cookies may be stored unfilled and the jelly added when ready to serve. If desire, part of the dough may be shaped into cylinders about 2 inches by ½ inch and baked 15 minutes. When cylinder-shaped cookies are cool, dip one half of each cookie in the Chocolate Glaze and roll in chopped nuts. Makes 5-6 dozen cookies.
Chocolate Glaze: Melt chocolate in a small saucepan directly over low heat (about 175 degrees). Stir in the butter and corn syrup and mix thoroughly.
FROM JEANNY GARVEY,
REDBOOK, DEC 1972, "THE GREAT
CHRISTMAS COOKIE-SWAP COOKBOOK" From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .
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