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Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

We love hazelnut flavor and cookies that aren’t too sweet, so this recipe is perfect for us! If you like your cookies on the sweeter side, bake up these crisp beauties and slather some Nutella between two to create an extra-special sandwich cookie. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 7-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, Nutella and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Add hazelnuts; mix well.
  • Divide dough in half; shape each into a disk. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. scalloped round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are light brown, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 51 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Kathy
    Dec 17, 2019

    Help! I followed the recipe verbatim and ended up with a powdery dough that I cannot shape, roll, or even begin to use a cookie cutter with. And I purchased Nutella specially for this recipe. How can I "fix this"???