Tropical Nut Crisps

Carol Junkins


Nice flavors in this cookie, orange or lemon or pnneapple extract , your choice with ground walnuts and a vanilla chip glaze.
Nice to have something a little different.

Recipe is from Hershey.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 dozen
10 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 c
    (1 1/2 sticks) of butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange, lemon or pinapple extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 c
    (10oz pkg) hershey vanilla milk chips divided
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1-1 1/4 c
    finely ground nuts
  • ·
    vanilla milk chip glaze (recipe follows)

How to Make Tropical Nut Crisps


  1. In large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffly. Add corn syrup, egg, and orange and vanilla extracts, blend well. In small micro-wave safe bowl, place 1 cup vanilla milk chips. Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute or until smooth when stirted vigorously, blend into butter mixture. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt, add to vanilla mixture, blending well. Refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1" balls, roll in nuts, pressing nuts into dough lightly. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool several minutes, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Drizzle Vanilla Milk Chip Glaze over each cookie.
    About 5 dozen cookies.
  2. GLAZE: In small microwave-safe bowl, place remaining 2/3 cup vanilla milk chips and 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening. Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute, stir until smooth when stirred.

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About Tropical Nut Crisps

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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