Hazelnut Crescents

Hazelnut Crescents
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Always welcome at Christmas, the traditional shortbread cookie gets a modern update with the addition of hazelnuts.
1:00
Prep Time
3:00
Total Time
60 cookies

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
 
*Substitute ground pecans or almonds.

Directions

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

so far my favorite cookies

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