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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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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