These Dainty Log Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips are easy to make and delicious. Topped with melted chocolate chips and your favorite nuts, these buttery chocolate chip cookies are a hit whenever served.
Dainty Log Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Barbara and I grew up baking and eating these delicate cookies every Christmas. They were one of a dozen cookie recipes our mom would bake each December as homemade Christmas gifts for family, friends, and neighbors.
Most of the cookies our mom makes have pecans in them or on top of them. You can use whatever type of nuts that you prefer OR leave them off if you prefer a nut-free cookie.
Now, we know Dainty Log Butter Cookies is an unusual name but don’t let that stop you from trying these. We promise you will love them.
How to Make Dainty Log Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips
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Combine softened butter, sugar and vanilla; beat well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Stir in flour and salt; and mix well. Stir in half cup of chocolate chips. Shape dough into thin, 2-inch long logs and place onto cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. Once cookies are cooled, top with melted chocolate chips and dip in finely chopped nuts (or not if you don’t like nuts).
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 cups finely chopped nuts (we use pecans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine 3/4 cup butter, sugar & vanilla; beat well. Add egg and beat thoroughly.
Stir in flour and salt. Mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips (maybe just a few more than that, just sayin').
Shape dough into 2-inch logs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Chocolate Coating: Melt remaining 1 T. butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (can also use semi-sweet baking squares) over hot water (or in microwave). Stir until smooth and blended.
Dip each end of baked (cooled) cookie into chocolate mix and roll into nuts. If you don't like nuts, skip the last step and stick with just the chocolate cover.