Hazelnut Melting Moments Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup butter, softened
<br>- ⅔ cup white sugar
<br>- 1  egg yolk
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
<br>- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
<br>- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 ½ cups ground hazelnuts
<br>- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
<br>- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C ).
<br>step 2: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat  in the  egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon zest.  Stir in the flour and ground hazelnuts with a large spoon.
<br>step 3: Shape dough into walnut sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each ball with your finger. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
<br>step 4: While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave. Stir chips until smooth.  When cookies come out of the oven, spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the indentation. When cookies are completely cool, dust lightly with confectioners' sugar.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups ground hazelnuts
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C ).
step 2: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in the egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir in the flour and ground hazelnuts with a large spoon.
step 3: Shape dough into walnut sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each ball with your finger. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
step 4: While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave. Stir chips until smooth. When cookies come out of the oven, spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the indentation. When cookies are completely cool, dust lightly with confectioners' sugar.

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