Recipe by Southern Living November 1998

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Yield:
Makes 6 dozen
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  • Bake 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts in a shallow pan at 350° for 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

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  • Beat chocolate-hazelnut spread and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until blended.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to chocolate-hazelnut mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in toasted hazelnuts.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in finely chopped hazelnuts, and then in powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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