Nutella Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (11 ounce) jar Nutella
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts
  • Sifted confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Beat Nutella and shortening in a large bowl until combined.
  4. Add sugar and mix until combined, beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. Add flour and milk alternately and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts.
  7. Cover and chill several hours until firm.
  8. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls.
  9. Roll in finely chopped hazelnuts, then in confectioners' sugar.
  10. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes - surface should be cracked and cookies set.

Makes about 70.