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Chocolate Acorns

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I wanted to add some more decoration to the cookie tray and thought that these would be a beautiful edible addition. I originally wanted to do white Hershey Kisses as the bottom but because we live in the country and they are difficult to find (even when they are available). I decided to go for the traditional peanut butter and chocolate combo. 

Items I used:
Peanut Butter
Egg
Sugar
Vanilla
Hershey Kisses
Chocolate Chips
Almond Bark

Bowls
Pan
Mixer
Parchment Paper
Knife
Fork
Microwave
Oven


 
 
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Step 1: Make the Cookies

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The Peanut Butter recipe I used for the cookies is flourless and very simple. I figured since I was using such a small cookie that the strong peanut butter flavor would be a good idea. 

Before I started my cookies, I went ahead and turned my oven on to 350.

Recipe for the Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp of Vanilla

Combine the ingredients above and mix using the mixer.

Step 2: Bake the cookies

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It didn't take too much cookie dough to make the cookies.  I rolled the cookie dough into about 3/8" balls and placed them on a piece of parchment paper in a pan.  Then I used a fork to make the typical peanut butter cookie design. After placing them in the oven, they took around 5 minutes to cook and then I removed them from the oven to cool.
thehbird3 months ago

OMG SO FRIGGIN CUTE AND DELICOUS AND ORIGNAL AND OMG

20kdk10 months ago
Very unique
so cool!
ashbegash2 years ago
CUTENESS! When I first saw it i squealed! :P
Beatle42 years ago
These look great. Will have to make these to go with the chocolate mice the wife makes. A maraschino cherry with the stem dipped in chocolate, a Hershy's Kiss for the face and nose and 2 almond slivers for the ears.
sandgurl (author)  Beatle42 years ago
That would be a really cute combo!
radarovich2 years ago
I understand what Almond Bark is, but I've never seen it look quite like your picture...could you just use a few kisses melted as the "glue" instead? Not sure where to get the stuff you are using...Very very cute. I may have to give these a try before Christmas!
sandgurl (author)  radarovich2 years ago
I'm not a chocolate expert but almond bark for me was a little easier. Plus we happened to have a bunch of almond bark left over from other projects. :)
We used melted chocolate as you suggested and it worked great! We also used the mini vanilla wafers (as suggested in the comment below) after a failed attempt at making mini shortbread cookies. Saved a boatload of time! They came out great and will make great additions to cookie gift trays.
ironsidesnh2 years ago
Fellow chocoholic sandgurl

I got to find the special breed of tree that drops these sandgurl .....

These are what the tummy ordered for this bad chocoholic squirrel.

Yummy Yummy's for the this bad chocoholic squirrel too emptied tummy.

I'm a very bad chocoholic squirrel and you had ro make a recipe of this type.....YUMMY!!!!!! 8Dbd
sandgurl (author)  ironsidesnh2 years ago
As long as you don't forget where you hide your chocolate acorns... life is good!


I made these with mini nilla waffers and a pretzel stem. I used a drill bit to finger drill a whole for the stem. http://cooperboone.com/cooperboone/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Acorn-Cookie-300x190.jpg
sandgurl (author)  RichardBronosky2 years ago
Really cool! I can definately see the benefits of the mini vanilla wafers.
naomi.a.fox2 years ago
So cute and they look delicious!
sandgurl (author)  naomi.a.fox2 years ago
Thanks!
These are great, I'm gonna get the random teens who are hanging around with my kids, with no idea what to do now its the holidays, onto this today.
sandgurl (author)  queenofstring2 years ago
Definately a lot easier with help! Hope they went well :)
Those are the cutest, tiniest cookies I have ever seen! They look so perfect with the kisses to make acorns! So adorable!
sandgurl (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! They were small but had plenty of flavor!
Scrat from ice age would love it.
sandgurl (author)  desmondtheredx2 years ago
Hehe... Very true :)
johnaobrien2 years ago
Very nice and NO floor I'm all in!
sandgurl (author)  johnaobrien2 years ago
I love the peanut butter cookies made this way. Very easy and good!
Those are adorable! I love them! You would love meringue mushrooms if you like acorns. I wonder if there's an instructable for those...?
sandgurl (author)  jessandstavro2 years ago
Thanks! I will have to check those out... I think I did see them on here!
Sooo cute and very clever!
akarosella2 years ago
shhh! they are easier if you use mini 'Nilla wafers instead of the home made cookie! yeah, I took the easy way out!
kjuodawlkis2 years ago
Wonderful! -Oh, the cleverness of you!
lopato2 years ago
Просто прекрасно. Обожаю шоколад. А вкусный шоколад с творческой подачей - еще больше обожаю. Творите на благо.. ;)
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