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Hazelnut Holiday Balls

Hazelnut Holiday Balls Recipe

Makes about 24


1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 beaten egg yolk from large egg

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg white, slightly beaten

1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts

9 red candied cherries, halved


Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick
Beat together shortening and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
in egg yolk,
orange and lemon peels, and lemon juice.
Stir in flour and salt. Chill dough
approximately 1 hour.
Form dough into 1" balls, then dip in egg white and
roll in chopped
Press half candied cherry into the top of each cookie. Bake for about
8 minutes
or until cookies are set but not brown.
Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking
sheets, then
remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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