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White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

 White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies
This is a cookie you will want to make again and again. I like to take it to church get-togethers and family reunions. It's very delicious...crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. -Denise DeJong, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups whole hazelnuts, toasted, divided
  • 9 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • Coarsely chop 1/2 cup hazelnuts; set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons
  • butter. In a food processor, combine melted butter and remaining
  • hazelnuts. Cover and process until the mixture forms a crumbly
  • paste; set aside.
  • In a bowl, cream the remaining butter. Beat in the sugars. Add egg
  • and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in ground hazelnut
  • mixture until blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add
  • to batter and mix just until combined. Stir in chips and chopped
  • hazelnuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking

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White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.