Hazelnut christmas balls

Yield: 1 Batch

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening
¼ cup Sugar
1 Beaten egg yolk
1 teaspoon Grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon Grated orange peel
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 cup Cake flour
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1 Slightly beaten egg white
½ cup Finely diced hazelnuts (Oregon hazelnuts)
9 Candied cherries

Cream shortening with sugar. Add egg yolk, orange and lemon peels, and lemon juice. Beat until fluffy. Add flour and salt. Chill dough for approximately 1 hour. Form small balls with teaspoon. Dip in egg white and roll in chopped nuts. Press half candied cherry in each cookie. Bake at 375 for 1 minute.

* COOKFDN brings you this recipe with permission from: * Oregon Hazelnut Industry and The Hazelnut Marketing Board

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