Nutella Crinkle Cookies


3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (11 ounce) jar nutella
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts
sifted icing sugar


Preheat oven to 375*F Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Beat Nutella and shortening in a large bowl until combined.
Add sugar and mix until combined, beat in eggs and vanilla.
Add flour and milk alternately and mix until just combined.
Stir in 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts.
Cover and chill several hours until firm.
Shape into walnut-sized balls.
Roll in finely chopped hazelnuts, then in confectioners sugar.
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes-surface should be cracked and cookies set.
Makes about 70.