makes: 2-1/2 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour
⅛ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped hazelnuts
powdered sugar for dusting tops of cookies
Preheat oven to 325F.
Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment.
Sift flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl.
Cream butter and powdered sugar.
Add in the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and stir until blended.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on cookie sheet 2" apart.
Make an indentation with thumb or spoon in the center of cookies.
Fill with hazelnuts.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.