Walnut Slices

Walnut Slices
Servings: 72 Yield: 6 dozen Prep 20 mins Freeze 45 mins to 1 hr Bake 400°F 10 mins to 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1 ounce square each white and semisweet chocolate, melted

Make It

1. Beat together the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, salt and eggs in a medium-size bowl until well blended, about 2 minutes. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the all-purpose flour and baking soda until a dough forms. Stir the walnuts into the dough until evenly dispersed.

2. Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a log, 12 x 2 inches. Wrap each log in heavy waxed paper; freeze until firm, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

3. To bake, heat oven to 400 degrees F.

4. Cut the dough logs crosswise with a sharp knife into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place the slices on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart.

5. Bake in 400 degree oven F oven until brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on sheets. Decorate with icing. Makes 6 dozen.

Icing:

6. Pour each melted chocolate into a small plastic resealable bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of each bag and drizzle cooled shortbread with melted chocolates.