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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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These fall acorn cookies are as simple as they are cute! Peanut butter and chocolate pair perfectly with pretzels for a sweet and salty combo that everyone will love.

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated peanut butter cookies
8
pretzel sticks, cut into thirds
2/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon oil or melted shortening
1/2
cup coarsely crushed pretzel sticks

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. With hands, shape roll of cookie dough so it forms a point all along the top and remains rounded at bottom. If dough is too soft to cut, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in freezer 15 minutes.
  • 2 With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 24 slices (about 3/8-inch thick). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cut pretzel piece at top of each cookie at a slight angle. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Using frosting spatula or knife, spread chocolate on top portion of each cookie to look like acorn shell. Place on waxed paper. Immediately sprinkle crushed pretzels over chocolate. Let chocolate set before serving.
Tips  

Freezing the dough helps keep the acorn shape while cutting.

To speed up time for chocolate to set, refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Chocolate will take about an hour to set at room temperature.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
9g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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