Caramel Nut Acorn Cookies Turn Out Greasy

scotslassie1959December 3, 2011

I have tried making these cookies three times following the recipe below and each time the finished cookies are too greasy. When I shape the cookies into a ball I have melted butter oozing out in the process. Anyone else experience this issue ? On my last effort I tried cutting back on the amount of butter by 3 tablespoons but am not sure how much can be cut without affecting taste and texture.

I have also tried creaming the butter and sugar which seemed to help with the greasiness but family have said the cookie texture was not the same, which I expected. My mom used this recipe and I don't remember the greasy texture of the cookie.

Recipe for cookie omitting caramel/nut dip:

21/2 C flour

1/2 tsp baking pwdr.

Melt 1 C butter

Stir in:

3/4 C brown sugar

1 TSP vanilla

1/3 C finely chopped nuts

Add dry ingredients ; mix well

Shape into balls , flatten one side and pinch top into a peak.

Bake at 350 for 15-18 min.

Any suggestions or is this to be expected with the melted butter method used?



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Interesting. I have never had anything like that and would love to see the caramel nut part of the recipe. I wonder if your problems are coming from the regular grocery store butter having too high a water content and separating the water from the fat when you melt it is causing the problems.

Maybe try a European butter?


    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 5:06PM
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Maybe letting the dough sit in the fridge for a while will help the flour absorb the moisture. I have to do that with some recipes so the cookies don't spread in the oven.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 2:40PM
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