Filbertines Recipe
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Hazelnuts, or filberts, are by far the most important nut crop grown commercially in the Pacific Northwest.—Hollis Mattson, Puyallup, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy;. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and cardamom; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in chopped nuts. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Filbertines in Country February/March 2002, p51

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