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Jackie Mento Recipe

By Jackie Mento LivesToEat

24 pieces
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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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


3/4 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
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
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup
2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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doris bachand dbach
Dec 26, 2012
Oh my, are these ever so good. Used almonds instead of hazel nuts because that is what I had on hand, never the less, they came out excellent. Had to add a small amount of water, like a tsp. or so when making the crust, found the mixture to dry to roll out. I use only King Arthur flour, but at times temp.and weather makes a difference. Never the less, this sure is a keeper.
Thanks Jackie for sharing
Amber Kruth akruth
Dec 17, 2012
I feature recipes in the weekly Dining Guide in Northwest Arkansas and often pick from the lot of
I am featuring these Hazies next week and would love to include a photograph. If you have an original camera shot that you could email to I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks -
Amber Kruth
NWA Media
Feature Writer
Mom Man GirlieGirl69
Dec 13, 2012
I love Hazelnut anything! I will definatly be making this.
Glenna Potish GlennaPotish
Dec 12, 2012
Thanks, Rose, the link you shared got me to the right cookies!!
Rose Selvar potrose
Dec 12, 2012
Toffee Chocolate Kiss

Here's the link, Glenna Potish...