Everyone loves a good shortbread cookie. They're light, they're buttery, and they go great with a cup of joe! And these chocolate hazelnut shortbread cookies are no exception! They've got a beautiful, sandy texture that just melts in your mouth.
What do I need to make these cookies?
Traditionally, shortbread consists of flour, butter, and sugar. These being hazelnut and chocolate cookies, there will be a few extra added ingredients. Here's everything you'll need for these shortbread:
• All-purpose flour
• Hazelnut flour
• Confectioners sugar
• Vanilla extract
What type of chocolate should I use in these cookies?
For this particular cookie recipe, I used bittersweet chocolate. I think it has just the right balance of flavor and sweetness with the hazelnut. If you prefer milk or dark chocolate, though, you can definitely switch it up to fit your liking!
Do I need to chill the dough?
Yes! Chilling shortbread dough is necessary for a perfect shortbread cookie. When you chill shortbread dough, it firms up the softened butter, and will help the cookies keep their shape while baking.
How long do I need to chill the dough?
This shortbread dough is chilled twice. The first chill will be an initial chill once the dough is mixed and shaped. The dough will chill for an hour. The second chill will be after the cookies have been cut out, before they go in the oven. Once the cookies are cut out, they will chill for an additional 45 minutes.