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Hazelnut Melting Moments Cookie Recipe

1  C. margarine or butter- softened
2/3 C. sugar
2 t. vanilla
1 t. lemon peel - grated
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 C.  all purpose or unbleached flour
1 1/2 C.  ground hazelnuts toasted
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T.. Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, lemon peel and egg yolks; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and hazelnuts; mix well.

Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. With thumb, make an indention in the center of each cookie. Bake at 325 F for 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden around edges.

In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet; light dust with powdered sugar.

Tip: To toast hazelnuts, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350 F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until skins crack, stirring occasionally.

Note: Hazelnuts or filberts are sweet, rich, grape-size nuts. These nuts have a bitter brown skin that is best removed by heating them at 350 F. for 8 to 10 minutes until the skin begins to crack and flake. Place a handful of warm nuts between layer of a clean dish towel and rub vigorously to remove the skin.

Recipe Submitted by Charlotte

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