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Hazelnuts and chocolate. It’s a lovely combination, isn’t it? For the eighth day of this cookie extravaganza, I wanted to do a nut/chocolate combo but peanut/chocolate didn’t seem special enough and I’d already used pistachios. Pecans were in the last cookie and while I like them very much, they’re not my first choice to pair with chocolate and chocolate is what I was after. Honestly, a chocolate-hazelnut pairing is hard to top. Just ask the Italians. None have embraced this combination quite like the Italians. Where would they be without their Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Baci candies and can we talk about gianduja? Oh my lord. So the cookie of the day today, obviously, is a Chocolate Hazelnut Button.

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Day 2 of the 12 Days of Cookies and this is by far my favorite. I was going to save this one for the last post, on Christmas Day, but decided it would be a damn shame if you didn’t get a chance to make it sooner. So I gave it a boost, and pushed it right up to the front. Trust me on this one.

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