Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

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  • Prep: 4 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 4 hr 25 min
  • Serving: 16

Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies are chewy and get an extra burst of nut flavor with Nutella.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1, 11 ounce jar Nutella
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 2 cups hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • confectioner's sugar, sifted

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Nutella and shortening; beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined. Add sugar; beat on medium until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until combined.
  3. Alternatively add flour mixture and milk to creamed mixture, beating on medium speed just until combined. Use a spoon to stir in 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts. Cover and chill for several hours or until firm.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in finely chopped hazelnuts, then roll in confectioner's sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until surface is cracked and cookies are set. Cool on a wire rack.

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