Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Hazelnut and Sea Salt (Oregon)

Here in Oregon, you’ll find lots of hazelnut groves that pop up amongst our local vineyards – And, for good reason. Hazelnuts and pinot noir grapes both love the volcanic soils and temperate ocean, mountain and river climates in the area. These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Hazelnuts & Sea Salt are inspired by the flavors of Oregon and intensely chocolaty, without being overly sweet.

Check out all our United States of Cookies recipes here. Recipe courtesy of Erin from Platings and Pairings.

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Servings 36 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 - 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Submitted By Erin from Platings and Pairings
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Servings 36 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 - 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Submitted By Erin from Platings and Pairings
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  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, using a paddle attachment, until light and fluffy. Slowly add in the flour mixture, until just combined.
  3. Add vanilla and half of the chopped chocolate and beat until mixed.
  4. Lightly flour your working surface and divide the dough in half. Roll each half of dough into a log, about 1” in diameter. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  6. Slice the cookie logs into ¼-inch thick rounds and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cookies will still be slightly soft to the touch.
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  9. Microwave the remaining chopped chocolate in 30 second intervals until smooth. Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place on parchment paper. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle each cookie with chopped hazelnuts and a sprinkling of sea salt.
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