Cookie Celebration!


Recipe Rating:
 26 Ratings
Serves: 24 pieces
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp espresso powder, instant (optional)
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening, butter flavor
1/2 c hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/2 c sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar

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Jackie Mento Recipe
Well Seasoned
The Villages, FL (pop. 13,926)
Member Since Dec 2010
Jackie's notes for this recipe:
One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate with hazelnuts. I wanted to make a pretty cookie to serve with a nice cup of tea or hazelnut coffee for a nice afternoon pick-me-up. When my neighbors stop in to say hello or I need to carry a goodie to a pot luck, I just pull these out of the freezer and always get oohs and ahhs because they are so different, pretty, and tasty!
NOTE: I've shown a lot of pictures to make sure the instructions are clear but they really are simple to make. The dough is pretty sturdy and the filling does not come out of the cookies when baking.
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Pretty as a picture AND easy to make? You know it! These cookie are so creative and so beautiful. We simply fell in love with the hazelnut and chocolate filling. They're the perfect accent to your favorite cup of coffee or tea!


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user Christina Vasquez mendozavasquez - Feb 7, 2012
Looks delicious. I love the beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing :o)
user Jackie Mento LivesToEat - Feb 7, 2012
:) thks!
user cynthia sloan cynthiagail - Feb 8, 2012
~*these look so good.. but I dont like hazelnuts but love eating almonds with m&ms so switch the hazelnuts for almonds?.. yum..thanx*~
user Christina Vasquez mendozavasquez - Feb 8, 2012
Your welcome :o)
user Ann McCue salsaqueen - Feb 8, 2012
what a wonderful recipe Jackie!!! will be making these for sure!! thanks!!

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