We do one very similar to what they call Roly Polys every year called Snowballs. Plain, or with mini chocolate chips, or even fine-chopped pecans...yum.
If you read Country Living this is in the newest edition.
This is called Tea Cookie Dough and with this one recipe they give you four cookies that you can make.
I made the one called Roly Polys and they are very good. I didn't have any hazelnuts but will be trying them again with pecans.
So here is the basic recipe:
1 stick of softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/4 flour
beat the butter until fluffy then add in the sugar, vanilla and salt. Then gradually add in the flour.
Now to make the Roly Polys
Preheat the oven to 325.
you need to mix in 2/3 cup finely chopped hazelnts once the flour has been incorporated.
Roll the dough by the tablespoons into balls and place 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
Bake until cookies are firm and just beginning to brown. about 20 minutes. Let cool about 2 minutes. Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl, then gently toss the warm cookies to coat. Place them on a cooling rack to cool completely. Toss in powdered sugar one more time to coat thoroughly.
This will make 24 cookies.
A few notes on what I did. I used blue bonnet butter, I don't add salt to anything I cook. I also used fresh ground whole wheat flour. As I mentioned I didn't have any nuts so we just left them out, this time. I also doubled this. Yummy.