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Oregon's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie

 Oregon's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie
Oregon has an abundance of nuts, and these nutty cookies are popular with the ladies at my craft club. Growing up during the Depression, my mother taught us to use what was available and said, "It doesn't have to be expensive to be good." She was right! —Selmer Looney, Eugene, Oregon
36 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for 3
  • minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to
  • batter. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased
  • baking sheets. Flatten lightly with a fork. Bake at 350° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.