Oregon hazelnut shortbread cookies

Yield: 36 Cookies

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Roasted Oregon hazelnuts
¾ cup Butter; chilled
¾ cup Sugar
1½ cup Unbleached flour

Grind roasted hazelnuts in a food processor to a coarse grind. Add butter and sugar and process thoroughly. Place nuts, butter and sugar mixture in mixing bowl, and add flour (½ cup at a time) mixing each addition completely. Combine mixture into a ball. Make 1-½-inch balls and place on a non-stick cookie sheet, about ½-inch apart.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Refrigerate remainder of the dough until ready to bake.

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

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