Brown Sugar Hazelnut Rounds


These crunchy, spicy cookies will satisfy any hazelnut craving.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
60 cookies


  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup ground hazelnuts or pecans, toasted

  • cup finely chopped hazelnuts or pecans, toasted (optional)

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring

  • Milk

  • Finely chopped hazelnuts or almonds, toasted (optional)

  • Milk chocolate, melted (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add about 1 cup of the flour to the shortening mixture. Add brown sugar, egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well mixed, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat or stir in the remaining flour and the 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts or pecans.

  2. Divide the dough in half. On waxed paper, shape each half of the dough into a 10-inch-long log. (Lift and smooth the waxed paper to help shape the roll.) If desired, roll 1 of the logs in the 1/3 cup chopped nuts. Wrap each roll in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 to 48 hours or until firm enough to slice.

  3. Using a thin-bladed knife, cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.

  4. Meanwhile, for the Confectioners Icing, in a small mixing bowl stir together sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring, and enough milk (4 to 5 teaspoons) to make of drizzling consistency.

  5. If desired, decorate some of the cookies with Confectioners Icing by drizzling icing over cookies; sprinkle with chopped nuts. Or, if desired, dip cookies without nuts on the edges in melted chocolate, dipping about half of each cookie; sprinkle with chopped nuts, or pipe or drizzle Confectioners Icing over cookies. Makes about 60 cookies.


Wrap dough in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before slicing and baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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