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Hazelnut Cookies

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Note: For an ice cream sandwich, place 2 cookies together with a scoop of ice cream. "So good."

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine ("I like butter.")
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup vanilla baking chips (6-ounce package)
1 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and nuts. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island



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