Hazelnut Butter Cookies

Nut Butter Cookies
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  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 3 Dozen (18 servings)

These delicious hazelnut butter cookies are loaded with flavor from the finely chopped hazelnuts. The cookies are rolled in confectioners' sugar after they've cooled. 

See Also
Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (stir before measuring)
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts (finely chopped)

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk or cream and vanilla; blend well. Gradually add flour and hazelnuts, beating until well mixed. Chill until firm, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  2.  Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C/Gas 5).
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about an inch apart.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottoms. Transfer to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes, then roll in remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar.

    Tip: If you use the food processor to chop nuts, be careful you don't end up with nut butter. Put them in a sieve and shake gently to get rid of the very finest particles.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 163
    Total Fat 12 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 27 mg
    Sodium 80 mg
    Carbohydrates 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)