Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yogurt Cookies

makes 2 dozen

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup ground hazelnuts
¼ teaspoon baking soda
dash of ground cloves
pinch of salt
⅓ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon orange extract
powdered sugar

Combine flour, hazelnuts, baking soda, cloves, and salt; set aside. Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in yogurt and orange extract. Gradually add in the dry ingredients. Cover and chill overnight. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1-1/2" balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 " apart. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Transfer to wire racks to cool.