1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (3 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 (6 oz) package semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
Cream butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl, gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk beating well. Stir in flour, salt, lemon rind, and wanuts; mix well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into 2 inch logs and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Dip one end of each cooled log into melted chocolate and sprinkle with decorator candies. Place on wire racks until chocolate sets. Store cookies between two sheets of waxed paper in airtight containers. These cookies freeze well.
Yield 12 dozen.