Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas Cookies - Brown Sugar Hazelnut Rounds

Photo: Another cookie! 

Ok, they aren't round.  I told you I wasn't a baker and perfection is not my style!

Also, I wish I would have dusted the crumbs away before I took the shot.

They may not be pretty here but they are delicious!

Brown Sugar Hazelnut Rounds

½  c Vegetable Shortening
½ c Butter
1 ¼ c Brown Sugar
1 t Vanilla Extract
1 lg. Egg
2 ½ c Flour
½ t Baking Soda
¼ t Salt
¾ c Hazelnuts, chopped & toasted

Cream together shortening and butter.  Add about 1 c flour to the shortening mixture.  Add brown sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda & salt.  Beat thoroughly until combined, scraping sides of bowl on occasion.  Beat or stir in remaining flour and nuts.

On waxed paper, shape dough into two 10-inch rolls.  Lift & smooth the waxed paper to shape the roll.  Chill for 4-48 hours

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut dough into ¼ inch slices.  Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are firm.  Cool on racks.

Notes:  I drizzle or frost melted milk chocolate on top of cookies after cooling.


  1. These sound delicious! They're definitely going on my list of goodies for this year. I'll let you know how they turn out when I bake them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. They are so good - I know you will love them!