Hazelnut Crescents

Hazelnut Crescents

Always welcome at Christmas, the traditional shortbread cookie gets a modern update with the addition of hazelnuts.

60 min.prep time 3:00total time
5 dozen cookies
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup ground hazelnuts*
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla

Coating

1 1/2 cups real semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
4 teaspoons shortening

Directions

Place butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).

Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each into 3-inch log. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Form into crescent shape; pinch ends and flatten slightly. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookie is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart heavy saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Place waxed paper onto flat surface. Dip cookies halfway into warm coating, shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper; let stand until set. 

*Substitute ground pecans or almonds.

Recipe Tip

- Grind hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground.

- Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar instead of dipping them. Roll in powdered sugar again when cool.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14397©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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so far my favorite cookies

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