25 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Terri Guillemets

My husbands favorite cookie is a black and white shortbread he buys at Costco every so often as a special treat. So, his request for one of my 25 Days of Christmas Cookies post was to duplicate these beautiful and tasty gems. The recipe I chose  was from Ina Garten and the Food Network. 

I adapted the recipe just a bit by exchanging the vanilla extract for Frangelico (a hazelnut Liquor), that adds a subtle hazelnut flavor to the cookie.

Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are buttery and flaky with just a touch of sweetness. A dark bittersweet chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch .  

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

25 Day of Christmas Cookies: Day 17 - Snickerdoodle Bars

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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