Chocolate-Nut Yule Log Cookies

“One of our family's favorite cookies--it wouldn't be Christmas without 'em! Instead of the chopped nuts, use different colored sprinkles for whatever holiday--the kids will be thrilled. This is a genuine FUN recipe to make with children helping...rolling the dough, dipping the chocolate, sprinkling the pretties. We actually make some with nuts, some with sprinkles and some with only chocolate.”
8 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs until light & fluffy.
  3. Add salt & mix well, then cup-by-cup add the flour.
  4. Last, add the chopped chips and mix well.
  5. Shape dough into little "logs" (about 1 1/2" long).
  6. Arrange "logs" on UNgreased cookie sheets fairly close together (don't spread much) -- about 14 to a 10x15 sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes (golden brown); transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Melt the shortening & chocolate chips, stirring to mix smoothly.
  9. Dip one end of each cookie into the chocolate, scraping off the bottom against the edge of the bowl; dip cookie into chopped nuts, then return it to the cooling rack (place waxed paper underneath to catch the chocolate drips).
  10. OR sprinkle with seasonal or holiday sprinkles and skip the nuts altogether.
  11. Let cookies sit on racks until firm.
  12. Store in covered tins with waxed paper between the layers.

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