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Chocolate-Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

 Chocolate-Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies
Santa won't leave a crumb on the plate when you set out these rich and tender confections. The hazelnut flavor really shines through.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
95 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a food processor, process hazelnuts and sugar until ground; set
  • aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, chocolate, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour,
  • cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in the reserved hazelnut mixture. Refrigerate for 2
  • hours or until firm.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in.
  • apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to
  • wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: about 7-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.