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Hazelnut Cookies

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Note: For an ice cream sandwich, place 2 cookies together with a scoop of ice cream. "So good."

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine ("I like butter.")
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup vanilla baking chips (6-ounce package)
1 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and nuts. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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