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Finnish Chestnut Fingers


Makes about 30

6 tablespoons butter flavored Crisco -- softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup canned chestnuts, drained and pureed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white -- slightly beaten
additional sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar; add egg yolk. Beat till light and fluffy. Beat in puree and vanilla. Stir together flour, salt, and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture. Using scant tablespoon dough for each cookie, roll into 2 1/2 inch fingers. Dip one side of each finger in egg white, then in additional sugar. Place sugar side up an greased cookie sheet and bake until slightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Melt chocolate chips in double boiler over low heat. Dip one end of each cookie in chocolate; place on waxed paper until set.

Note: Recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens "Homemade Cookies Cook Book", 1975.

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Reviews of Finnish Chestnut Fingers:

1-2 of 2 reviews  

  Amy in Ohio/USA  Dec 14, 2008
Would make this again.
These have been one of mine and my friends and family's favorite Christmas cookies because they are different - and they do take some time, which make them special. Easy to make. I'm glad the recipe is on the internet because I lost it during a move. 5 stars

  Sabrina in Canada  Dec 12, 2002
Would make this again.
A little time consuming, but worth the effort 5 stars

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