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Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

I enjoy trying new recipes and always have willing "taste testers" in my house. After sampling these sugar-dusted goodies, my family's response was unanimous—an enthusiastic thumbs-up! —Janel Andrews, Jerome, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (13 ounces) Nutella
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped hazelnuts, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the Nutella, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition. Fold in 1/2 cup hazelnuts. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Finely chop the remaining hazelnuts. Place hazelnuts and confectioners' sugar in separate shallow bowls. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in hazelnuts, then sugar.
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set and surface is cracked. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 82 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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  • tiger642
    Feb 23, 2016

    Made these last night. Made sure the dough was chilled well, and they baked up super nice, just like the photo. Rather than using vanilla extract used 1 teaspoon of "hazelnut extract" to pump up the nut flavor. Also after baking I sprinkled with additional powered sugar for my sweet tooth! Cookies have a slight crunch and soft center. This recipe makes lots of cookies so I got to share "bakers dozen" with 4 other families.

  • jmkasprak
    Feb 16, 2016

    This recipe makes a really good chocolate cookie. It didn't have much hazelnut flavor in my opinion, which makes me not want to use a whole jar of nutella.

  • rascal4268
    Feb 14, 2011

    A new family favourite. Worth the extra labour.