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Bokke Pootjes

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“This is a traditional Dutch recipe. These are essentially Lady Fingers dipped in chocolate. My mom used to make these when I was little. I loved to watch her dip them in the chocolate.”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 14-1 12 cups almonds, chopped or 1 14-1 12 cups almonds, shaved
  • 2 -3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  4. To egg whites in a shallow bowl, add water and beat with a fork.
  5. Shape dough into 1 1/2 - 2-inch long fingers with stubby ends. My Mom used to make them into little horseshoe shapes after she shaped them into the fingers. It gave them a neat appearance.
  6. Drop into egg whites.
  7. Roll in nuts.
  8. Bake for 14 - 16 minutes.
  9. Cool.
  10. While the cookies cool, melt the chocolate squares using whichever method you prefer. I usually use the microwave and stir every 15 seconds. You could melt it with a double boiler if you wish.
  11. Dip ends in melted chocolate.
  12. Set on waxed paper to allow chocolate to set up.

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