These lacy cookies keep best in a tin between sheets of wax paper.

Ben Mims
Recipe by Southern Living December 2013

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Makes about 4 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 4 to 5 minutes or until creamy. Add hazelnuts and next 2 ingredients; beat just until blended. Drop by level teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

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  • Bake at 325° for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool.

  • Hazelnut Fig Sandwiches: Prepare as directed. Spoon 1/2 cup fig preserves on half of cookies (about 1 tsp. per cookie); top with remaining cookies. Makes about 2 dozen.

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