Another recipe my mom had cut out of an old magazine and one of her favorite cookies during the holidays. There was always a plate left for Santa on Christmas Eve but I think she skipped the milk as my dad was not a big milk drinker and neither was she! But as I have said before, mom loved her nuts proof of her loving me and the rest of us kids so much. This is a very delicate cookie that just melts in your mouth but you really should chew up the nuts, ha ha! She circled the recipe and said that she used any kind of nuts and I think she used more almonds and walnuts than hazelnuts.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 cup ground unblanched hazelnuts
- 1 teas vanilla or cinnamon extract (she used vanilla)
- 2-1/4 cups sifted flour
- Pinch of salt
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the nuts and add the flavoring.
- Sift flour with the salt and gradually sift back into the butter mixture, beating well between additions until dough is smooth enough to roll.
- Break off pieces of dough (about a rounded teaspoon) and press into crescent shapes about 3-inches long.
- Arrange on a buttered cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
- Cool on racks.
I still make these today, so I hope you will enjoy!