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    Browned Butter White Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

      Servings:   48 coookies
      Time:  6-8 mins


      1 cup unsalted butter
      1 cup packed brown sugar
      1/2 cup granulated sugar
      1 teaspoon kosher salt
      1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      2 eggs
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
      3 4-ounce packages Ghirardelli® White Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped
      1 cup toasted whole hazelnuts


    1. For browned butter: In a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until melted. Continue heating for 10 to 12 minutes or until butter turns a delicate light brown, stirring occasionally and being careful not to burn. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.
    2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
    3. In a large mixing bowl, beat chilled butter with a mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugars, salt, and baking soda and beat for 2 minutes or until light. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in the chopped white baking bar and the hazelnuts. 
    4. Using a small to medium cookie scoop, drop the dough into mounds 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown around the edges. Remove and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

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