Hazelnut Crescents
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Hazelnut Crescents

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

1 hr
3 hrs



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


1 1/2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

4 teaspoons shortening


 *Substitute ground pecans or almonds.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  3. STEP 3

    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 11-13 minutes or until cookie is set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

- Grind hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground.

Tip #2

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


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


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  December 04, 2013

so far my favorite cookies

— says karina
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