These powdered sugar coated cookies are absolutely packed with ground hazelnuts, and make a wonderful accompaniment at tea time!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 tea cakes
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and light. Add the flour, salt, and ground hazelnuts; stir together until well combined. Chill dough for 1 hour, then drop onto greased cookie sheets in rounded teaspoons.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely on a wire rack, then roll in powdered sugar once again.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 6.5g 2% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 51.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
these cookies are awesome. i found the recipe on this site 2 weeks ago and i've had to make them three times. i'll be making them again for the family christmas party this weekend. i only gave it 4 stars cuz they're a bit time consuming and messy (with all the icing sugar) but well worth it.just a quick note to add i dredged them 4 or 5 at a time when they were still hot. this melts the icing sugar a bit and makes them a little sticky. i then dredge them again when warm. this ensures a generous coating of icing sugar that looks spectacular! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2015
They're good easy to make but I find them a bit bland on their own. I wonder if granulated sugar would make a difference? Also I think I would add a little bit more butter next time. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
these cookies are awesome. i found the recipe on this site 2 weeks ago and i've had to make them three times. i'll be making them again for the family christmas party this weekend. i only gave it 4 stars cuz they're a bit time consuming and messy (with all the icing sugar) but well worth it.just a quick note to add i dredged them 4 or 5 at a time when they were still hot. this melts the icing sugar a bit and makes them a little sticky. i then dredge them again when warm. this ensures a generous coating of icing sugar that looks spectacular! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
love love these tea cakes i use regular sugar my family and friend love them also she ask for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
I had 2 cups of leftover peanuts so I subsituted them finely chopped for the hazelnuts. The cookies came out great; they had a different flavor but were still just as rich and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
I made these they are to die for. I gave it 5 stars and would have gave them a 6 if possible. Great recipe Gail. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
Great cookies! I made only a half batch and I had to use a bit of extra butter to get them to stick. Might be because I used crushed almonds instead of ground. I will definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2011
These were really good and my family really liked them as a light Christmas cookie. I do find fault with the directions which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. It says to preheat the oven then it says to chill the dough for an hr. That's an awful long time for an oven to be on. Luckily I caught that before making them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
Turned out really nice... it's a keeper! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2014
I made this recipe last night. Delightful!!!! It is worth making. I used a 1/2 cup of almonds verses two cups & it was still crunchy enough with the right texture!!! Str8 DELICIOUZ!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2011
Loved it remembered making them when I was younger. But I cut the nuts in half. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2015
They're good easy to make but I find them a bit bland on their own. I wonder if granulated sugar would make a difference? Also I think I would add a little bit more butter next time. Read More