1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus extra for sprinkling on tops
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground hazelnuts plus whole ones for inserting in cookie tops
1 egg yolk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar with hand held mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in flour, ground hazelnuts and egg yolk.
Scoop teaspoon-sized amounts and shape with hands into balls. Place them well apart on the baking sheets. Press a whole hazelnut in the center of each cookie.
Bake one sheet at a time for about 10 minutes or until nicely browned.
Cool on sheet. Transfer to wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
This recipe is featured on show 2108 – Have a Cookie.
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