Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies, a delicious melt in your mouth shortbread, the perfect Cookie Recipe addition to your Christmas Baking List. They will be gone in minutes. Dipping in Chocolate and a little sprinkle of ground nuts makes them the Best.
Don’t you just love cookies? Especially Christmas Cookies. With all that Chocolate and Caramel, from simple cut out cookies to a little more gooey and decadent Bar Cookies. Something for everyone.
Well I do and one of my favourites are these Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies. Before you ask, yes these were another of my Mom’s amazing Christmas Cookies.
She would usually make them plain but I decided to dress them up a bit. I dipped them in some chocolate, either milk or dark works well, you decide. Then I sprinkled some more ground hazelnuts on top of the dipped chocolate. So delicious!
Simple and plain they are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie, fancied up and they are a delicious rich cookie dessert.
When I make these Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies, I like to make them on the thicker side, place them in the fridge for about 30 minutes, I find they are easier to dip or spread with chocolate.
They also freeze really well. You could probably freeze them plain and then dip and sprinkle before serving. This is one cookie everyone will love. Enjoy!
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups butter softened
- 1 1/3 cups icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 -2/3 cup ground hazelnuts walnuts
- melted chocolate
- ground hazelnuts
In a large bowl whisk together flour and salt.
In a large bowl cream butter, then slowly add sugar and vanilla and beat, then slowly add the flour mixture and beat, stir in ground hazelnuts. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 325°.
Remove from fridge and form small balls, place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets, lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass (lightly floured so dough doesn't stick)**.
Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes if dipping in chocolate. If not can be frozen or eaten at this point. Or frozen and dipped in chocolate later.
Melt chocolate and either dip half of the cookie or spread half of cookie with chocolate (I spread the top half of the cookie), sprinkle with ground hazelnuts. If you prefer plain then you could also sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
**Make balls a little larger and flatten to a thicker size, if you want thicker cookies.
This cookie is one of several cookie recipes that are part of a link up party holiday edition, I joined with my Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop co-hostesses. Come and join us with your best cookie recipe and share your sweets with us.