Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Baking...Dainty Logs

I don't know exactly why I love these cookies so much.

Could be the butter.

Could be that there are chocolate chips on the inside and outside.

Could be any number of factors.

The fact remains...I LOVE a cookie named Dainty Logs...I'd marry it if I could, maybe not but I'd totally live with it for a while.

I'm not sure where my mom got this recipe but it normally is only baked around the holidays (though I've been trying to make it a year round cookie...check out its appearance at a baby shower this summer). I have NOT made any of these yet, but these delicious and easy cookies were my mom's contribution to the Great Cookie Exchange of 2010.

Go ahead and try them. I dare you NOT to like them!

Dainty Logs
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 egg
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
2 c. chocolate chips
1 T. butter
2 c. finely chopped nuts (we use pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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.


  1. I would definitely eat those -- but I would change the name. Dainty logs...not very appetizing. Maybe inside out chocolate bars?

  2. I am sooooo sweeted out after a weekend that included THREE Christmases, but these do look good.... DANG! ;-)

  3. I think the log sounds awesome and a must make for our house would be to use Kamut Wheat! It's a whole grain and bakes up so good and packed with nutritional goodies. I am always careful about what I bake with because I want it to be healthy and allergy-free for our son. Thankfully he does not have a wheat allergy, this just happens to be what we love! Thanks for sharing this!



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