These buttery hazelnut cookies are shaped into balls and rolled in more finely chopped hazelnuts.
You could make these cookies with other finely chopped nuts as well, and change the flavoring to almond extract or butternut extract.
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts or filberts
Sift flour, sugar, and salt together; work in butter and vanilla. Add 2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts; mix well. Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls. Roll half of the balls in remaining hazelnuts; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 25 to 30 minutes. Roll plain half of the hazelnut cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar while still warm.
Makes about 5 dozen hazelnut cookies.