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Chocolate Hazelnut Tea Cakes

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Chocolate Hazelnut is a great flavor for Russian Tea Cakes.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped and lightly toasted hazelnuts
  • Powdered sugar for rolling OR melted chocolate to drizzle over the top


Preheat the oven to 350. Have silpat or parchment covered sheet pans ready. Or you can also use ungreased sheet pans.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until soft, add the powdered sugar and cream until smooth and light, about 1 minute. Scrape the bowl.

Gradually add the cocoa and flour, then add the nuts. Stir until evenly combined.

Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls. I like to use my #100 scoop for small cookies or #70 for small, but slightly larger cookies. Round and place cake 2-inches apart on sheet pans.

Bake until firm, about 10 minutes. It will be tough to tell by color as they are dark chocolate cookies. They should hold up to a squeeze and be able to be picked up gently.

If you want to roll them in powdered sugar have that ready in a bowl when they come out of the oven. Allow to stand for 1 minute, then roll in sugar while very hot. When cool, roll again in powdered sugar. OR, allow the cookie to cool and drizzle melted semi-sweet or milk chocolate over the tops.

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 5 out of 5
Chocolate Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes, Member Val374

It is an excellent recipe that is easy to make! The chocolate, when incorporated into the shortbread, has a rich flavour to it. When my brother was visiting on one occasion he could not stop eating the cookies.

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