Ingredients :

2 cups sifted flour
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation :

1. In a bowl, add sift flour, sugar, and salt. Work in butter and vanilla.

2. Add 2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts; mix well.

3. Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls. Roll half of the balls in remaining hazelnuts.

4. Pplace on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 25 to 30 minutes.

5. Roll plain half of the hazelnut cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar while still warm.

Makes about 5 dozen hazelnut cookies.