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Nut Bowl Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

I never felt the need to mess with perfection until I realized the nuts had been in the bowl on the coffee table since before Thanksgiving(!).
Theyre a mix of hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts (where did the pecans go?).
The chocolate is a mix of Hersheys Milk Chocolate bars, Hersheys Kisses with Almonds, Godiva Dark Chocolate Pearls, Chanukah Gelt, and Russell Stovers Chocolate Santas.
1. Preheat oven to 300F.
Place nutmeats on a rimmed cookie sheet and slowly toast for 10 minutes or so.
Allow nuts to cool and chop until crumb is similar to cornmeal.
2. Line cookie sheet with parchment or Silpat.
3. Cream cold butter and sugars together until creamy.
4. Add egg, extracts, baking soda, and orange zest.
Combine thoroughly.
5. Mix in flour and salt.
Add nuts and chocolate.
6. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls.
Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 18 minutes, turning sheet once, halfway through baking.
8. Cool on sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack.
9. Hide cookies from children.