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Cream Filberts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


about 5 dozen

"These cookies remind me of 'mothball candy' I used to buy with dimes Grandma gave me," remembers field editor Deanna Richter of Elmore, Minnesota.
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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole hazelnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into balls; press a hazelnut into each and reshape balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. In a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and vanilla until smooth; dip tops of cookies in glaze. Sprinkle with sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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