Acorn Cookies: a yummy fall treat
I’m about to introduce you to the cutest autumn cookies around.
Your little squirrels will go CRAZY when they see them and will probably want to hoard some in a container under their bed (seriously though, I have one kid who has been a little too sneaky with sweets lately! Anyone remember Claudia from The Babysitters Club?). Probably none of your children do that, though.
My aunt and I made these acorn cookies nearly a year ago when she came to visit for Thanksgiving. We didn’t take any “in-progress” pictures, but I think you’ll get it from these simple instructions.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
For the acorn top:
1/2 Bag of individually wrapped caramels
finely chopped walnuts
- Mix together flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
- Mix butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients together; fold in walnuts.
- Form dough into acorn shapes and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- After they acorns are cooled, melt caramels in a glass bowl according to the back of the package.
- Dip the cookie into the caramel, then roll in the finely chopped walnut.
- Let firm up on a piece of parchment paper and enjoy!